London Garden Design Clinic

Grow a Friendly Space

This town landscape concept sketch focuses on the strong geometric lines present in these mahogany bookshelves designed by Betty Joel. This Ideas for garden design concept is ideal for a small town garden and could have a myriad of uses built into its design. It is palindromic in its design and works in either direction or as a mirror image of itself. A large patio directly outside the entrance to the garden, constructed from large Indian Sandstone slabs, reflects the staggered motif dominant in the design.

Garden Design inspirations - mahogany bookshelves The backdrop to this patio is a representation of the bookshelves as garden feature, with deep shelves created from chunky exterior grade timber (for example, railway sleepers) to allow the client to fill with ephemera, garden art or decorative aggregate as required.

A pathway leads through an archway in the screen and doglegs through the centre of the space to terminate in a mirror image of the first area. A second patio offers ample space for a multitude of uses, including a screened storage area, somewhere for children to store their play equipment, a hot tub, or simply a secondary entertaining area.

The rest of the garden will be laid with lawn defined by deep planting beds containing simple evergreen shrubs for a low maintenance garden. Lighting in this garden can afford to be quite dramatic with such striking garden structures positioned in the space.