But a London garden can be exciting. As long-standing designers, architects contact us to work with them on the external areas of their project; they contact us as they know our garden design will complement their own project. For some clients, a new award kitchen build can provide a perfect platform for a roof garden.
Careful planning can bring together a place for relaxation as well as a play area for the children. Design is only confined by the imagination and to us, even in small gardens, the view of the landscape can be altered to bring together the best views from the house.
To us gardens are a place that one can achieve almost anything and by using different structures and materials the garden can be ‘That Private Place’. Water – Paving – Cobbles – Timber – Metal, are just a few materials that can make a garden different and by our bespoke philosophy can bring together a garden of self-contained beauty.
For many, screening of the surrounding houses can be important. There are many materials that are ideal to screen its surroundings. Trees can be planted just where they are needed. It may be perfect to plant two or three Pleached trees in line along a wall to disguise a neighbouring house yet retain their openness below their canopy.
Pleaching is certainly not a modern practice. Tree and Hedge Pleaching goes back centuries, even as far as Roman Times when it was in fashion to build ‘The Hedge in the Sky”. Today there are many species that lend themselves to Pleaching. From Hornbeam to Beech to Photinia and Laurel, all enable their high canopy to shield that special part of the garden from irritations and overlooking windows.
Noise is a big problem within urban districts. Roadways, Railways and Runways all impose their noise upon us, especially when we are outside in our gardens. But with careful thought and planning we can bring different materials together that will soften irritations to enable one to sit and enjoy the outdoor space.
The size of any structure depends upon the size if the garden and over the years we have come across most. By using Greenscape, Gabions and sculptured timber panels we can cut noise as far as the garden’s size offers. We have found that it is not good to build high solid structures that will reduce or cut off a view of the garden but utilize various structures that emphasize ways to extend one’s view. Our experience has accomplished multiple ways that bring the right shape and size yet give the necessary privacy together providing that secure comfort that we all like to enjoy.