Two London Gardens

These two gardens in Putney are next door to each other.

While the first garden was in the design stage their neighbour asked us to design and build them a new garden too. Normally their only access would be through their house, the remodeling of the first garden gave them the opportunity to use its gated access to construct their garden at same time. Reducing disruption for them considerably.

The gardens are quite different in layout; one fairly traditional following a circular theme, the other more contemporary and rectilinear. The circular one has two concentric circles, the inner one featuring herbs, the outer regular shrubs. It also featured two beautiful medium sized olive trees, which gave the garden instant maturity.

Both gardens are quite small and are blessed with a good deal of vertical surfaces. These allowed for a good selection of climbers including fragrant roses, jasmines and clematis (including the evergreen Clematis x armandii).

The more contemporary garden features ceramic cream coloured slabs (excellent for not turning green!), a wonderful stainless steel water feature producing a calming gurgling sound throughout the garden, and adjacent garden room. There is also a backdrop of cedar slats with matching bench.