The South West London Gardener

Wimbledon Common Garden Transformation: A Garden of 3 Sides

The Brief

This was a really interesting project to work on as it involved taking an outside space that was full of bits and pieces and never really resembled a whole, and connecting them to form a delightful cottage garden.

When you move to a new home you take on a garden of someone else’s choices. At some point, you want to make your mark and create a garden that works for you. This was the task at hand, and we relished the opportunity to get to work and help to create the perfect environment for our customer’s new home.

What we did

We created new patios on two sides that were connected via a walkway. This provided a great spot for the clients to relax in the sun. We chose to use Welsh slate for this because of its colouring, and we think the final product left a stunning visual feature.

We built dry stone walling using Purbeck stone and Redwood to build the pergola and bin store. We also built a pent roof storage unit.

When our clients had first looked around their new home, they had immediately seen the potential. The garden was rather unusual, and spread across three sides of the property. What this meant was that there was always opportunity to follow the sun or shade and really make the most of their days in the garden.

We agreed on a wild and natural planting theme of grasses and climbers to work with existing planting and to enhance the location and feel of an English country cottage.

There were already a number of mature plants already there and we really enjoyed working with these. One was a happy Wysteria which we cut and shaped to follow one of the sides.

Build Time: Between 30 to 35 working days

Cost Guide: Between 35 to 40K