The South West London Gardener

Modern Garden Barnes, SW13

The client, a young professional couple with two children required a revamp of their southwest facing garden space. Functionality and ease of maintenance was a key consideration for the client as time for gardening was at a premium. The client had mentioned that they also wanted a garden that represented a modern, elegant and formal look.

After a consultation visit with the client we formulated a garden plan that was to include a new low maintenance artificial lawn that would be ideal for two young children as a safe play space as well as being a simple to maintain surface.

The borders that flanked the lawn were given a revamp and many old shrubs that had outgrown the space were re homed. We widened the beds and added a good amount of compost to improve the soil structure and create a healthy planting medium.

Firstly, we created a soft landscaping design plan that was composed of a limited palette of whites and greens. It was key for a young family to include some fairly robust planting and a scheme that would work hard for the client, starting early in the season and finishing late, with relatively limited maintenance requirements. The scheme was structured and plant sourced around two new Olea europea as well as staggered low level Taxus bacatta hedging interspersed by Hydrangea aborescens ‘Annaballe,’ Rosa ‘Desdemona’ and perennial planting.

The garden is viewed through large bi-folding doors from the living, dining kitchen where the family spends the majority of their down time whilst home. This being the case, lighting was important to the space making it a viewable space to enjoy year round. Lights were installed along the slatted timber fencing down the length of the garden beautifully illuminating the space.

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