Modern Garden Design Walthamstow
Directly adjoining the house will be a patio laid with porcelain plank tiles installed in a stretcher pattern on a diagonal to the garden. The centre of the garden will feature a rectangular artificial lawn, installed with the same orientation as the porcelain paving. To the left of this will be a planting bed containing a line of three 50cm solid oak cubes. Each cube will have a stainless steel water blade mounted on the side facing the lawn, from which water will cascade into a stainless steel rill running along the side of the lawn. A second porcelain plank patio at the rear of the space will provide space for an outdoor dining table and chairs. The decorative oak cubes would double as seating down one side of the table.
A strip of Yellow Balau hardwood decking installed on the opposite diagonal to the lawn and paving will run up the right side of the garden to the door of the existing garden office structure. The existing fences down either side of the garden will be clad with decorative slatted panels constructed from attractive and durable western red cedar. The planting in the space focuses on texture and leaf shape. Taking centre stage are two Platanus x hispanica flat top trees, providing privacy as they form their canopy. Climbers adorn the walls while contrasting grasses and buxus provide added drama.
“ A few years ago a purchased a Victorian property in East London that was badly in need of some TLC. Apart from the location one of the main things that motivated me to take the plunge was the small sunny private garden. Having lived with a shared garden for many years this was really important to me but with all the other repairs and construction it was nearly 2 years before I finally got around to doing something with it.
I looked around and talked with many designers and garden companies but nothing inspiring came out of it. I really wanted to have something special and intimate that made the best possible use of the available space. Luckily I met with Katrina from Earth Designs, her ideas were instantly appealing and really different from anything I had considered before.
It didn’t take long to make the decision so we quickly moved to execution. Matt and the team were a pleasure to have around. I was amazed at just how much work went into the construction but it was all expertly done and exciting to watch it all take shape. I now have a fantastic little outdoor space which looks amazing summer and winter. It is always a pleasure to see the surprise on the faces of victors when they first see the garden but at the same time it is a totally functional space, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of life in the city. ”