The garden design brief was to create a sophisticated and contemporary garden that would allow for relaxing, entertaining and to provide a vista from the house and its many levels. Screening of the neighbours was also a priority to ensure that the Islington garden was not overlooked.
The clients, a professional couple with a dog from Islington, would mostly use the garden on the weekends and in the evenings. Lighting would be crucial to extend the use of the garden well into the long London nights. The London garden design was inspired by the client’s interior decors of fine artwork, contemporary furniture and tones of dark greys and greens, the garden design reflects these tastes in the choice of wall paint and green planting. The planting design with its contrasting textures of green and white flowering perennials provides the soft relaxing tones to the garden. Three Silver Birches provide a reassuring sense of seclusion amidst the surrounding matrix of townhouses.