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– Jules , Wiltshire


Outdoor Room garden in Highgate, London

This small contemporary garden was designed to beautifully compliment the ultra modern interiors of this Victorian terrace in Highgate, north London.

Outdoor room garden by Olivebay

Large folding kitchen doors open onto a paved white orcelain tiled dinning area. Scented kitchen herbs planted in a rise bed to the side of the kitchen frame the patio while a black Basalt path divide deep borders of meadow-like planting.

Outdoor room garden by Olivebay

This low- maintenance family garden has a hidden seating area in the far end of the garden that was designed with an outdoor handmade sofa and deep timber steps to act as extra seating to enjoy the garden’s late afternoon sun. 

Outdoor room garden by Olivebay

A large summerhouse painted in a combination of warm Farrow & Ball colours provides essential storage space.

Outdoor room garden by Olivebay

Plant List  


Buxus sempervirens 
Arbutus unedo   
Heuchera Purple Night 
Bergenia cordifolia ‘Purpurea’  
Euphorbia martinii  
Rosa Filipes Kiftsgate  
Stipa calamagrostis   
Lavandula stoechas 
Hemerocallis ‘Sammy Russell’ 
Molinia ‘Skyracer’ 
Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’  
Veronicastrum viginicum 
Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox'  
Anaphalis triplinervis 
Penstemon ‘Garnet’

All photos are courtesy of leading garden photographer Clive Nichols