London Garden Design Diary – Week 20

Grow a Friendly Space

London Garden Design

Finally, after much delay caused by the unsettled weather, Matt has managed to complete the Landscaping in Leyton. The clients are very happy with their new garden – now they just need a little bit of summer to enjoy it!

Katrina continues to liaise with potential clients regarding a garden design in Parliament Hill. They have asked Katrina to explore a different layout and experiment with curves rather than the originally proposed square design. Katrina has sent them a revised sketch along a spiral theme, utilising a combination of flooring materials including setts, slate and bricks interspersed with creeping thyme and a hoggin fill.

Katrina went to conduct a garden design consultation in Winchmore Hill. The client was looking for a front garden design for her property, which needs to incorporate 3 wheelie bins. Katrina conceptualised a series of wooden cupboards and planters to disguise the refuse point, with a planter on top of the bin store containing a variety of traditional cottage plants for year round interest. Texture and shape is paramount in this design with mixed media including rendered blocks, planed timber and driftwood.

A ex-colleague of Katrina, from her previous life in the events and brand marketing industry, contacted Earth Designs to enquire about a garden tidy and freshen up of planting for their garden in Walthamstow. They need some thinning out of existing plants and inclusion of additional plants where appropriate. Will and Katrina will meet in a month or so to look at the project and book some dates.

Katrina was also contacted regarding her occasional design courses. The prospective student has now booked a short garden design course for June 14th-16th. The courses are suitable for anyone interested in the practicalities of garden design, from budding garden design students to already practising designers. If you are interested in future courses, please get in touch.