Create a garden to allow access to the front pavement with a buggy and create a storage area so the bins would not block the pavement. Highlight steps at night as street lighting very poor at night. Challenge: Very steeply sloping garden, almost 2 meters in height gain accross across 7 linear meters.



  • Create long and wide steps with a step up of 150mm to allow easy access for a buggy. The depth of the steps means one person and buggy can easily stand on one step at a time. The shallow rise of the step allows the buggy to be easily pulled or pushed from one step to the next.
  • To achieve the height rise with the shallow step height, a large number of steps will be needed. The steps will form a snaking pattern.
  • The front boundary wall will be pushed back from its existing alignment to create a space which will allow the clients wheelie bins to be stored off of their current storage location on the pavement. This will allow the temporary storage of bicycles as shown.
  • Inground lighting will be placed in the corner of the 4 landings to wash across the steps in order to provide additional light at night.
  • Two large planting beds will be planted with decorative trees to help screen the view of the road from the front door.
  • Construction due to start spring 2019.


‘If you are a garden designer needing advice for a particular aspect of a garden installation, Dan’s consultancy service is worth its weight in gold. I have used him both during the design process, and whilst on site on a tricky job. He has proven invaluable in both types of situations. There isn’t much he hasn’t seen or come across in the course of his professional life and I found him very generous with his knowledge.’

Ana Sanchez-Martin MSGD, Germinate Garden Design

‘We are very happy with our garden.’

PC, Crouch End

‘Thanks for a great job, we love it!’

WB, Highgate

‘Dan has accumulated years of experience implementing high-end gardens for a top firm. His knowledge and expertise in all aspects of garden installation are fantastic. If you are looking for a garden built to last, with a high-quality finish and delivered by a polite, competent professional, you should engage Dan’s company. He is world’s apart from the myriad of ‘man with van’ type landscapers who often have very limited experience and certainly no finesse (but often charge as if they do).’

Ana Sanchez-Martin MSGD, Germinate Garden Design

‘Thank you for the great garden you have made for us. The unforeseen challenges of a new-build ‘builders’ garden were a shock to us but did not seem to phase you, Daniel. The 11th-hour discovery of solid concrete waste almost a metre in diameter was swiftly sorted out. The experience, patience and attention to every last detail were superb. With the Nordland team, we were clearly in a safe pair of hands. All work was completed on time and on a budget so we can recommend you to future clients with confidence.’

V & R, Muswell Hill

‘Nordland Landscapes recently created a children’s play area at the bottom of my garden in north London. The work was done on time, and Dan and his team were professional and courteous. My family are really pleased with the result.’

AJ, Southgate







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