As with so many of my projects – this started with a blank canvas. The client had plans for a modern, copper clad extension to her property, with bi fold doors allowing that ‘inside, outside, living’ feel. So I was asked to reflect this modern classic build with a new garden.

Although only a small, city space, the client wanted it to be a multi functional space for entertaining, relaxing, growing fruit and vegetables, storing bikes and somewhere to look beautiful all year round. The old Victorian rear wall remained and raised beds with standard olive trees were used to add height and maturity. Pale porcelain paving contrasts with the turf lawn and a mix of evergreen structure, flowering shrubs, herbaceous perennials and grasses softening the crisp edges to add texture and movement.