A Bachelor Pad Design For Urban Garden In Greenwich, London

Grow a Friendly Space


Earth Designs Garden Design and Build were asked to design and build a landscaped garden for a young bachelor living in Greenwich, London. Here are the details of the project
This client wanted to cram many features into this small space. There was to be a lawn for football kickabouts, an area to place his bbq, ample provision for dining, it needed to be aesthetically pleasing with a clean, uncluttered appearance, and above all it had to be as low maintenance as possible


The main focus of the space is a seating area in the top right corner consisting of an L-shaped fixed bench backed by an L-shaped raised bed, plus a freestanding square table and several cube stools. The bench benefits from armrests at each end and is framed on either side by low planters containing quirky ‘Buxus sempervirens’. Table, seats, planters and raised bed are all constructed from thick railway sleepers. Flooring in this area comprises Chinese natural slate in a formal lay pattern edged with rectangular granite setts laid in a single ‘soldier’ course (i.e. laid side to side rather than end to end.) Flooring in the remainder of the space is divided between an area of artificial turf with horizontal sunken railway sleeper edging, and ornamental paving directly outside the back door consisting of a series of sunken railway sleepers of decreasing lengths interspersed with a decorative aggregate and occasional granite setts. Planting in the space consists of subtle ferns and big glossy leaves, with a flush bed running along the back of the house and along the left boundary. The walls of the adjoining houses are adorned with a variety of climbers, whilst succulent ‘Fatsia japonica’ and a variety of ferns, including ‘Dicksonia antarctica‘ (tree fern) give the garden a soft jungle feel.

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Earth Designs is a bespoke garden landscape design and build company specialising in classic, funky and urban contemporary garden design. Our build teams cover London, Essex and parts of South East England, while garden designs are available nationwide. Earth Designs is located in East London, but has built gardens in Essex, Hertfordshire and all over the South East. Earth Designs was formed by Katrina Wells in Spring 2003 and has since gone from strength to strength to develop a considerable portfolio of garden projects.

Katrina, who is our Senior Garden Designer, has travelled all over the UK designing gardens. However we can design worldwide either through our postal garden design service or by consultation with our senior garden designer. Recent worldwide projects have included garden designs in Romania. Katrina’s husband. Matt, heads up the build side of the company, creating a unique service for all our clients. If you a not a UK resident, but would like an Earth Designs garden, Earth Designs has a worldwide design service through our Postal Design Vouchers. f you would like to buy one of our Garden Design Gift Vouchers for yourself or as a present please our sister site http://www.gardenpresents.co.uk. We do also design outside of the UK, please contact us for details.


Very pleased with the creative use of space and we take every opportunity to use our garden whenever we can

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