These front & rear gardens lie on the Greenwich / Blackheath border, on a steeply sloping, triangular plot with complicated level changes.
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!
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.
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.
Take a look at the photos from this Greenwich Garden Design below!