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We realise that a family garden has to be both a practical and stylish space for the grown ups and a fabulous play area for the children!

We work alongside you and the inspiration and ideas that you already have and incorporate them into the design. Whatever your idea - we can build it!  

Have a look at some of our previous child friendly garden designs below:  

Under the Arbour

This is the back garden to a large, detached property in Epsom, Surrey set back from the main road.

The Only Way is Essex

These are the gardens to an 18th century, Grade II listed building in Chigwell, Essex, comprising a former stable block plus later additions, which have been stunningly converted into a beautiful family home.

Fulham Family Fun

This is the rear garden to a semi-detached period property in Fulham.

Large garden with new swiming pool and pool house

Pavilion & Pool House

This is the large rear garden to a substantial, detached property set back from a fairly busy road in a Otford, a picturesque Village in West Kent located on the River Darent, flowing north down its valley from its source on the North Downs.

Large garden with new croquet lawn

Croquet Anyone?

These are the substantial rear & front gardens to an early 19th century, Grade II listed house on a wide plot in the quiet, riverside location of Shoreham in Kent.

Small garden with big views across the countryside with living wall

Upstairs, Downstairs

These are the gardens to a unique, end of terrace, mews-style property in the grounds of a former Grade II listed manor house, with spectacular views over fields and woodland.

Large garden with formal planting in one area

To the Manor Born

This the large back garden to a substantial and attractive, red brick, Grade II listed property in Pembury, picturesquely situated overlooking the village green.

Small garden with colonial style verandah

Colonial Character

Our client envisaged a space completely transformed from its blank canvas, typical of a new build house, to a beautiful garden

Small garden with contemporary squares design

Contemporary Squares

This is the broadly rectangular back garden to a sizeable, detached property in a quiet leafy road in Hayes, Kent.

Large garden with built-in kitchen with BBQ

Garden Kitchen

This was a substantial new-build property in a private road with views over a golf course.

Large lawned area with views over the common

The View Beyond

This was a recently refurbished, modern bungalow with roof extension in Hayes Village, Kent with lovely views over the Common.

Large garden with front garden to a large house in Chislehurst

Country Living

Our clients had renovated this detached property in Chislehurst, Kent to a very high standard and they wanted to replicate the same quality of finish to the outside spaces. 

image of a family garden long thin garden

Family Garden

An uninteresting lawn stretched from one end to the other with a dip in the middle and a shed at one end.

The aim was to provide the two small children with some dedicated play space and a pleasing garden for the adults to enjoy.

image of a family garden with underground storage under built in seating

Hidden Underground Storage

This was the tiny garden to a terraced Victorian house belonging to a young family. Coming from Australia, our couple really missed the outside space for barbecuing and entertaining.

image of a family garden with a pavilion style shed

Pavilion Garden

We designed a black limestone terrace adjacent to the new building to provide the smart, contemporary feel our clients wanted, but surrounded it with a timber handrail to tie in with the colonial feel of the new structure. Lush, tropical-style planting completes the look.


image of a family garden with a sunken trampoline

Sunken Trampoline

The family wanted a practical, but attractive garden for play and for entertaining. One important consideration was that the children wanted to include a trampoline. 

image of a large suburban family garden

Large Suburban Garden

Our clients asked us for a larger deck area by the house, together with another seating area - further down the garden to use at different times of the day to take advantage of the sun. They also wanted a more natural area to the rear with a woodland feel. 

image of a large family garden traditional design with contemporary finish

Round in Circles

The design introduced interest to what otherwise could have been a large uninteresting expanse of grass by incorporating large interlocking brick circles. These were laid at the level of the lawn for ease of mowing.


image of a family garden with a glass balcony and spiral staircase to garden

Glass Balcony

A steep staircase with high risers and narrow treads down from the drawing room made this a potentially treacherous space for the children, or adults alike, as well as taking up garden space.

image of a long thin family garden

Long Thin Suburban

Our clients had two small children and wanted a play area with a lawn and space for the grown-ups too, including a dining area near to the house and a large workshop at the rear of the garden. 

image of a long thin garden

Professional's Haven

Our client asked for something stylish and contemporary with clean lines near the house.

To avoid the eye being drawn straight to the end of the garden, she also requested that some curves be introduced.


image of a family garden with pavilion summer house

Re-inventing a New Build House

This was new build property in with the typical new build garden – boring turf concealing builders’ rubble and an unimaginative area of deck had been laid.

omage of a family garen with glass balustrade and bifold doors

Glass Balustrade & Bifold Doors

This garden was on two levels with a small well area outside the basement kitchen.

Small garden with hidden trampoline under artificial lawn

Hidden Trampoline

As with most gardens this size, and with a young family, space was at a premium and our clients wanted somewhere they could relax and entertain, and where their children could play. 


English cottage garden planting to large garden in Keston

From Russia with Love

Although well kept, the garden had been planted in a rather unimaginative way with boring shrubs and little seasonal colour.

Our clients wanted a traditional English country style garden with some formal touches.

Old swimming pool now an arbour

From Harbour to Arbour

The garden was dominated by a large swimming pool and as the children were grown up so instead our clients wanted a tranquil seating area surrounded by beautiful planting in which to entertain and relax.

Traditional garden with modern style

Traditional but Modern

Our clients wanted to open up the garden revealing it’s true size, whilst still retaining it’s traditional character. They also had a big birthday party in the garden coming up, so time was of the essence!


1930's curved garden

Double Dutch

Rather than go with straight lines and angles, we chose a bold circular theme for the design, which ties in very well with the 1930’s style of the house.

French style courtyard

The Tardis

Our clients had fond memories of holidays in the south of France and wanted to re-create something of a rustic French feel in their tiny London garden, using materials to suit the age of their property.

Rainbow sandstone sphere in small garden

Love a Triangle

The plot was broadly triangular, which has its own design challenges, and our clients wanted a strong scheme with a contemporary edge to complement their interior furnishings and to provide interest throughout the year.


Bee-keeper's long garden

Hive of Activity

In order to draw the eye across the garden, rather than straight to the end (which is what often happens with a rectangular garden), an attractive, sinuous path was constructed.

Blue glass and resin path in a small modern garden

Path to Enlightenment

The existing rectangular patio lead us to this design and we decided to square off the rather awkwardly shaped plot  and divide it with a series of rectangles forming the lawn, play area, path and planting beds.

Small contemporary garden with modern paving and slide on the slope of the steps

Chic with Kids

This was the invaluable outside space that came with our clients’ garden flat in a prestigious area of London but it was impractical for the young family.



Fill out our enquiry form, or  call us on 0844 326 1521 and speak to one of our friendly expert staff to start the process of designing your dream Family garden!







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