This terraced garden in Finchley, north London had seen better days and was riddled with issues.  The client wanted to breathe fresh life into this outdoor space could be enjoyed in all weathers.

There were several issues to address. The garden sloped quite dramatically away from the house which meant that it felt awkward and unusable. Also, the decking was rotten which made it slippery and unsafe to walk on. The small lawn was also suffering from poor drainage and the steep slope made it very difficult to maintain.

So, we replaced the old decking with one constructed from composite plastic.  The decking area was also enlarged so that the client could use it to sit out and enjoy the view and that there would be room to have a large table and chair set for entertaining.

The garden was split into two levels with the use of a stone-filled gabion cage retaining wall system which allowed us to level both upper and lower sections using a process of cut and fill. This gave us two large flat areas which were used as a formal lawn, an orchard and a wildflower area. 

Now this terraced garden is beautiful and just waiting to be enjoyed.

This garden was designed by Christina Erskine at Urban Hedgerow.