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These front & rear gardens lie on the Greenwich / Blackheath border, on a steeply sloping, triangular plot with complicated level changes. 


image of the modern garden's old staircase

Our clients felt that, given that the property was located in a conservation area, they wanted to keep the front garden fairly traditional in design, whilst the back garden could be more contemporary to complement their interior decor - an interesting design challenge altogether!





image of the traditional front garden

The first step in the front garden was to remove the vast expanse of concrete and paving, and to re-route the path from the pavement to the front door so that the door is approached ‘head-on’ rather than from the side. This makes for an altogether more imposing and welcoming entrance. 

A solid gate was added in the hedge to give visitors a ‘secret garden’ experience on entering. A curving lawn, feature bird bath and flower-filled planting beds all add to the traditional country garden style. 


image of the modern rear garden

The back garden was given a contemporary makeover with a design which helps counteract the long, narrow shape by introducing a series of squares and rectangles, making the garden appear wider. A decked area surrounded by raised beds with perfumed planting and a natural stone water feature sits at the end, making use of the awkward angles.

Next to the house a pergola covered balcony affords great views down over the whole garden. Bespoke, powder-coated balustrades were added for a unique and stylish finish.

Finally a new path and steps were constructed, whereas previously there had been no access front to back unless you actually went right down into the rear garden.


Fill out our enquiry form, or  call us on 0845 603 2598 and speak to one of our friendly expert staff to start the process of designing your dream garden!







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