Friern Road, back

A contemporary curvilinear garden
For this long narrow garden, we created a contemporary curvilinear design on different levels. Our aim was to create an architectural space with a variety of materials and planting, with different textures interacting to create a sensational multifaceted effect.

As you enter the garden, the boundary between decking and stone creates a curved line which continues farther along and draws your eye into the distance. The lounge area is adorned on one side with bespoke trellis, and on the other with mirrors alternating with fragrant jasmine in spruce grey planters. One step up, the decked dining area offers colourful planting in raised beds and a fitted outdoor kitchen with a barbecue.

Ascending the porcelain steps, you enter a lush planted area with radiant pinks, plums and limes, while the pleached half-standard trees on each side bring vertical structure. Finally, at the back, in front of the summer house, you arrive in a sun lounge area laid with Caledonian pebbles and watched over by four majestic magnolia trees.