Back garden

West Dulwich, London

July 2021

This long and narrow urban garden was designed to provide multifunctional use for the whole family to enjoy. The large lawn provides a spacious area for kids to play and the area for entertaining at the back of the garden provides space for dining, cooking and relaxation for the grown ups to enjoy while still able to watch their children.

On the  main patio outside the house is covered by a large pergola for lounging and relaxing. The path from the patio leads towards the entertaining area - constructed from alternate plank paving and strips of grass for a balance between hard and soft landscaping elements. Flower beds have been created to provide a substantial amount of planting and to create a dynamic garden without compromising the lawn size.

The planting scheme included warm and vibrant colours with yellow, orange and red foliage flowering plants, adding a sophisticated play with textures and shapes to provide an all year interest.  The evergreen multi-stem trees and the pleached Photinia completed the look and also gave privacy.