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Terraced London Garden

This pretty mews cottage had been recently refurbished to a high standard inside and all that was left to complete the renovation of the property was to transform the petite back garden. The existing garden consisted of a new shed which had to be retained and a small patio area, with the rest of the garden covered in pebbles.

The clients wanted to soften the look with low maintenance planting with a focus on summer and autumnal colour. They also wanted an area large enough for a sun lounger where they could relax and read a book away from the house. A diagonal design gives the impression of a larger space and the introduction of a trellis in the flower bed in front of the shed planted with climbers acts as subtle camouflage. Even in a small space like this an ornamental tree will not dominate if chosen carefully.

The addition of herbs in pots further distracts the eye from the shed when looking out of the kitchen window and three bay trees in terracotta pots complement the existing patio.

“We have enjoyed working with Christine and love our small, intimate garden.”

Denise and John Sanders