North London Garden Design
This charming garden was tucked away off a busy high street in North Finchley. The client was keen to keep a feeling of maturity to the space, which the existing trees provided, and we had to be creative with the space as the budget was tight. The main challenge was to draw the eye away from the garage at the rear of the garden, which currently formed the focal view, it was also important to the client, that she could still have easy access from the car port to her house.
Photos by Marianne Majerus
We choose to carefully position a feature stone clad wall, with a stone spout that poured into a large water bowl, as a visual distraction from the rear garage. The access path, was then created with staggered stone paving and Yew Domes that off-set the straight lines and integrated the lawn into the planting and path. The path and paving for the patio was a sawn grey sandstone and the planting we chose provided a soft silhouette against the clipped Yew and sharp edges of the paving. The overall design concept for this North London Garden ensured that there were glimpses through to hidden spaces engaging the viewer to venture further into the space, and thereby make the best use of the garden.