Urban garden design in north London

urban-71Urban garden recently designed by Garden Club London after we were contacted by a young couple who had recently finished renovating a garden flat in Belsize Park, London. The clients had a small back garden that needed a complete overhaul and after seeing our other recent small garden design projects decided that Garden Club was their preferred designer. Our fees are fair and transparent – this design including survey, concept, master plan and visuals cost £650 all inclusive.

The clients love the idea of getting home from work on a sunny day, cracking open a bottle of wine and picking some fresh home grown salad and herbs for al fresco dining. As part of the initial brief the preferred design styles were mixed with japanese and modern contemporary both bouncing around the conversation. The clients need low maintenance and ultimately Jane wants her investment to have a real wow factor with friends flocking across town to make their next BBQ.

Modern contemporary and Japanese can seem like two very different things but recent interior design trends have meant that garden designs have followed suit and the idea of the design here is go for a slightly ‘East meets West’ theme. Dark glazed tiles, slate and granite all form part of the design with natural elements including chunky timber, Fire and water both making an appearance. Geometric lines keep the overall design calm and spacious to accommodate a garden fireplace, Outdoor Kitchen and living herb wall.

A flowering Cherry tree Prunus serrula will be the main feature of the ornamental planting. The tree will be underplanted with soft Japenese grass Hakonechloa macra and structural cubes of Buxus sempervirens. This area should not need more than a few hours maintenance a year. The garden design aims to be practical and ultimately last a very long time. The colours are chosen to blend with the house sand the grey limestone paving is great at hiding stains whilst remaining a good option for contemporary paving with natural elements. Project updates will follow on our blog and Facebook page.