Fountain Drive, London SE19

A woodland landscape and communal garden
Woodland landscape cross-section
The brief for this high-end residential development on the borders of Dulwich and Crystal Palace was to propose a high-quality landscape design which would increase the ecological value of the site. We collaborated with ecologists, environmentalists, architects and engineers to create a private communal garden for the residents, whilst at the same time enhancing the aesthetics and maintaining the wooded character of this challenging sloping site.
Decked terraces section
Communal garden
Our vision was to create an English woodland garden with organic forms and a dense tree canopy. We specified habitats that would benefit local fauna and flora and be rich in biodiversity. The design incorporated bat houses, insect hotels, and a native hedgerow along the site boundary which would act as an ecological corridor. Our scheme also included a cascade and pond surrounded by native planting, and for the communal barbecue area, we designed modern corten steel and gabion furniture. Finally, as well as incorporating steps into the steep slopes, we also created interest via viewing platforms.
Our hard and soft landscaping package covered all aspects of the landscape plan which were required to be submitted to the council for approval. It included

  • Landscaping strategy site plan
  • Master planning
  • Woodland garden habitat – planting schedule
  • Pond habitat – planting schedule
  • Living wall habitat – planting schedule
  • Native hedgerow habitat – planting schedule
  • Planting establishment maintenance details
  • Moodboards to illustrate our design and philosophy
  • Construction detail for the pathways
  • Construction detail for the pond
  • Cross section for trees and shrubs
  • 3d visualisations
  • 3d site model
Curved gabion bench
Master plan with planting and management schedules