Clapham Courtyard Garden

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About This Project

The brief for this garden design was to provide a mix of an English country garden, while encompassing the clean lines and materials in a more contemporary dining space. The planting was to be full and give a rustic country feel whilst not forgetting to be bird and wild life friendly. The garden was essentially a blank canvas with the exception of the boundary walls and a large Fig tree bordering the garden.


With a limited area (5 x 10m) to achieve this, there is a feeling of eclectic eccentricity to the garden. A gorgeous raised hardwood decking area off the main bedroom, provides a space to relax in the morning with a cup of tea and watch the birds have a drink from their bespoke pebble filled bird bath. A small lawn area is surrounded by borders which house the scented and colourful plants which also help soften the boundary wall. Entering the garden from the kitchen, a metal archway leads the eye into a spacious sandstone paved area with built in rendered planters and hardwood seating. Pleached trees soften the view of the boundary wall and disguise the industrial building beyond. The garden is completed with a series of stylish but subtle lights throughout the space; this garden now matches the smart London flat to which it belongs.