We were called in to look at a garden design in Walthamstow. These clients have lived in the house for 18 years and have done little to the garden other than maintain it. It has a large beach hedge down the left hand side which dominates this space. The railway line runs across the back of the space.The client enjoys the conservatory on the back of the property and wishes to improve the view out to the garden.

Walthamstow Garden in need of a makeover

Walthamstow Garden in need of a makeover

The Brief

The clients have lived in their house for several years and are slowly undertaking renovations throughout the property. They enjoy sitting in their conservatory and looking out over the garden. There is a substantial level difference between the house interior and the garden, which needs to be addressed to allow easy access between the two. The clients would like the new design to include storage. The mature beech hedge needs removing and new fences installed around all boundaries.

Garden sketch for a calm sanctuary garden in Walthamstow

Garden sketch for a calm sanctuary garden in Walthamstow

 

 

The decking area

A deck constructed from Yellow Balau hardwood boards will be installed directly adjoining the conservatory, flush with the existing back door. A stainless steel tension wire and rail system gives protection from falling over the edge while giving the space an open aspect.

A large decking area allows for outside dining in this garden design in Walthamstow

A large decking area allows for outside dining in this garden design in Walthamstow

A pathway down the garden

The deck steps down to a raised pathway comprising paving slab stepping stones in a gravel infill, retained in a railway sleeper edge. This path will in turn step down to a second paved path running parallel to the house, before dog legging to lead down to a shed in the bottom right hand corner of the garden.

A series of pathways in different materials work their way down the garden

A series of pathways in different materials work their way down the garden

A new fence

‘Hit and miss’ timber fences will be installed around the boundaries to provide an attractive backdrop to the garden.

A new fence down the left hand side replaces the existing beach hedge

A new fence down the left hand side replaces the existing beach hedge

A calm planting scheme

The planting will be a mixture of shrubs and herbaceous perennials with a focus on texture and form. Primarily a white and green colour scheme containing grasses for movement and long flowering perennials to provide seasonal year round interest.

Calm planting scheme features soft ferns and white blooms

Calm planting scheme features soft ferns and white blooms

If you would like to see the rest of the drawings, visuals and progress of the build with this garden design and Walthamstow please visit our Facebook album ‘Sanctuary garden design in Walthamstow’ or How Pinterest board “Sanctuary garden in Walthamstow”. If you would like us to come and view your garden and transform it into something magical, please get in touch at info@earthdesigns.co.uk

Influences in this garden come in the form of Bauhaus architecture, art deco rings, and Rousseau paintings

Influences in this garden come in the form of Bauhaus architecture, art deco rings, and Rousseau paintings

 

Shades of green against strong lines in various materials for the main design elements in this garden design in Walthamstow

Shades of green against strong lines in various materials for the main design elements in this garden design in Walthamstow

 

Changes of direction help to widen this long thin garden design in Walthamstow

Changes of direction help to widen this long thin garden design in Walthamstow

 

A mixture of materials and strong lines of softened with a calm planting scheme

A mixture of materials and strong lines of softened with a calm planting scheme

 

Soft greens, and white blooms create a calm sanctuary of planting

Soft greens, and white blooms create a calm sanctuary of planting