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A calm garden for a London family

By London garden designer Declan Buckley. On view year-round through floor to ceiling glazed walls, it is important that this garden keeps its good looks even in the depths of winter.

Clipped evergreen trees and shrubs create green structure in this family garden. A restrained palette of hard and soft materials make a cool clean modern space. The planting scheme is restrained to whites, blues and lime greens and compliments the work of Haus Interieur. Existing mature trees were integrated into the new design.

A calm garden for a london family


The garden is on view year-round through floor to ceiling glazed walls, these slide open to create a seamless flow from inside to out. The pale reconstituted stone paving slabs were specially cast to reflect the 42cm square dimensions of the interior floor tiles.

A calm garden for a london family

A long seating wall with in-built planting directs users away from the grass, encouraging them to use the paths.

A calm garden for a london family

The structural hedge panels at the end of the lawn area hide the generous children's play space, where trampolining, table tennis and other activities can be enjoyed.

A calm garden for a london family

The planting scheme is restrained to whites, blues and lime greens and compliments the interior design by Haus Interieur.

A calm garden for a london family

The contrasting textured planting is calming and relaxing. Bursts of seasonal colour are provided by flowering trees, perennials and bulbs.

A calm garden for a london family

The existing magnolia tree has been pruned to show off it's twisted branches, and gives an wonderful early spring floral display.

Plant list

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Quercus ilex
Buxus sempervirens
Elaeagnus x ebbingii
Dryopteris erythrosora
Astelai chatamica Silver Spear
Anemone x hybrida Honorine Jobert
Acanthus mollis
Iris siberica Tropic Night
Libertia grandiflora
Euphorbia robbiae
White narcissus
Bluebells

Designed by Declan Buckley

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