Grow a Friendly Space


The client would like a complete overhaul of the space. The brick building and tall conifers at the rear of the garden will be removed to create space for a greenhouse and grow your own area. Design should include a covered awning to enable outside dining and eating when weather is inclement. The client and her children would like an area dedicated to memory of husband and father. They would also like raised beds where possible, for ease of maintenance and access, and a water feature.


This garden features several areas for relaxing and entertaining. Twisted on a 45° angle, a large patio directly outside the back doors features a pergola with a retractable awning. An optional outdoor kitchen could be placed on the right-hand fence line. In the centre of this space, a raised planter clad in glazed London underground tiles will be eight showpiece focal point from the house. A long walkway to the left hand side features a series of scented climbers and laser cut panels for them to grow over. Both of these areas lead to a patio in the centre right of the garden for sofas and fire pits.

Beyond this an ISA in a planter creates a second focal point, and to the right hand side raised railway sleeper beds are to be used for creating a vegetable garden. In the bottom left hand corner of the garden a potting shed will allow for the client to grow their own, whilst the raised beds at the bottom right of the garden will give plenty of opportunity for trying out different vegetables and flowers. A bench placed under a multi stemmed Cercis Encourages the user to rest a while. The planting scheme will be Claret and blue with touches of lime green and yellow to pay tribute to this West Ham fan that sadly passed in 2020.