Unlike most London gardens, this garden takes on the shape of a square. With trees to the rear and side, it is fairly sheltered with a good sense of enclosure.
Taking advantage of these factors, we designed it to feel like a courtyard. For a welcoming entrance from the kitchen into the garden, a raised decked area at the same level as the kitchen floor was constructed. Stepping down from that into the centre of it, we arrive at the dining area which feels nestled into the garden.
To the back, and one level up is a lounge area. Both sides are hugged by raised planters with tall grasses, spring bulbs and wildflowers. Silver birch line a corner to the back for a greater sense of enclosure and a strong sculptural presence throughout the year.