What's On The Board week18 2014

It was a busy week in our London and Essex Garden Design Studio :

Katrina went to present one of four jobs this week.

The first was a garden design in Woodford Green. The clients are repeat customers of Earth Designs. They first commissioned us to design and build their garden back in 2004. They have since moved and called us again to see if we could inject some life into their new garden. It had been landscaped when the house was built, but was not a particularly inspirational design and the clients were keen to make the garden an integral part of their living space. You can read all about the project here.

The second presentation was to clients who built their large modern house in South Woodford a few years ago. They were looking for a garden design to match the interior and exterior style and decor of their house. It is a complicated space set over 3 levels, which required some reordering to make it more user friendly and accessible. Katrina’s design relocated the existing trampoline and greenhouse, also creating a vegetable planting area, and moved the main entertaining area to the largest section of the space, increasing privacy by using pleached trees. The client loved the design. Watch out for the details of the garden on next months Modern Garden Designs – Garden of the Month

The third presentation this week was to clients in Walthamstow. They had bought their spacious ex-music and drama school a couple of years ago, and are in the process of updating the interior.  They are planning to open a cookery school and Katrina was keen to reflect this in the garden design and planting scheme. The design focused on the main patio directly outside the back door and is set around 6 raised railway sleeper planter beds packed with fruit and perennial veg. A series of espaliers are trained up the brick wall, while seating, both sofas and dining table are positioned in the space. The clients loved the design so much they commissioned the build straight away and we are due to start the works at the end of July/beginning of August.

The final presentation was for a cottage garden scheme to a client in Chingford. They have recently had their front garden cleared and were looking to replace it with an attractive planting scheme. They also loved it and commissioned the implementation straight away.

Katrina also went to conduct a consultation for a roof garden design in Farringdon. The client bought the flat last year and had just finished refurbishing the interior. She has two good sized balconies and wanted to increase their usability with a well thought out design. Katrina drew a split space, with the main area featuring a curved table making use of the clients existing sofa and chairs. She incorporated a dining table and some bespoke laser cut panels to aid privacy to the terrace. The second terrace is more overlooked and has been earmarked by the client as a work space. They wanted a garden office included in the design.