A charming garden tucked away off a busy high street in North Finchley.
The client was keen to keep a feeling of maturity to the space, which the existing trees provided, and we had to be creative with the space as the budget was tight.
The main challenge was to draw the eye away from the garage at the rear of the garden, which formed the focal view. It was also important for the client to maintain easy access from the carport to her house.
We chose to carefully position a feature slate clad wall with a stone spout that pours into a large water bowl, as a visual distraction from the rear garage. The access path was then created with staggered sandstone paving and yew domes that offset the straight lines and integrate the lawn into the planting and path.
The paving used was sawn grey sandstone and the planting we chose provided a soft silhouette against the clipped Yew and sharp edges of the stone.
The overall design ensures that there are glimpses through to hidden spaces engaging the viewer to venture further into the space, and thereby make the best use of the garden.
Our client has become a keen gardener since we completed the landscaping, tending to her garden with care and passion.