This garden in Muswell Hill had originally been installed by the developers of this new-build property.  The homeowner, a trained garden designer, provided us with a modernist garden design to replace an outdoor space that didn’t suit their needs.  Having a north-facing aspect, the garden didn’t get a lot of sunlight.

We used light-coloured porcelain paving from London Stone to help brighten up the garden.

The timber fences were painted a dark colour to create contrast to the light-coloured paving and to give a dark backdrop to frame the planting.

To satisfy the homeowner’s passion for horticulture and to provide much-needed colour, we created large flower beds which became the main focus of the garden. We also used a wide variety of trees and plants hand selected and specially cultivated from cuttings by the client.

Due to the sunken nature of the lower patio, there was potential for flooding during heavy rain. To resolve this, we introduced a hidden slot drain that was able to cope with large volumes of water.