Front Garden Design
in East London
We decided to introduce paving to the space. The client wanted to retain the hedge running along the front boundary. We included some height by using an Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’. We needed to address people cutting across the driveway to the front door so designed two large railway sleeper raised beds to discourage people from accessing the front there. Paving was installed across the whole space – Indian sandstone? To create and low maintenance option that was sympathetic with the age of the property. Evergreen shrubs were the main focus of the planting with the emphasis on leaf colour shape and texture to provide year round interest and shape. Interspersed with long flowering perennials were to provided season interest and pops of colour as the year progressed. The main feature of the space was a modern twist on a traditional Victorian tiles pathway. A bold geometric design black and white pathway lead up the bright yellow door, which nodded toward the traditional architecture of the house but with a quirky twist.