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Gardens Designed in the City

The Barley Garden

Designed by James Brunton-Smith. This is a relatively small urban garden, typical of many London gardens it is very much longer than it is wide.

A traditional family garden

By London based garden designer Pippa Schofield. After building a new conservatory it became clear that the view out onto the garden needed improving. 

A contemporary urban garden

By London based garden designer Pippa Schofield. The brief for this garden was to change the whole way the garden was organised. 

Chill out garden

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD  The back garden of this terraced Greenwich town house was re-landscaped to create an outdoor room, designed to reflect the contemporary interior.

Victorian North Facing Garden

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD. This dreary north-facing London back garden was transformed into a pretty space with large flowering borders, a lawn and a seating area at the sunny end.

Small Backyard Garden in Greenwich, London

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD. A family garden created for a New Zealand couple with two young children, in a small back yard in Greenwich, London.

Chiswick Secret Garden

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD.This long thin West London garden had lots of lovely mature trees providing a good structure, but a lot shade.

Artist Studio Garden

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD. The brief was to create a garden for a new town house, and to accommodate a tiny  (2.5M x 5M)  cedar clad artist studio within the design.

Shenley Garden

Designed by Gillie Leaf Garden Design. A north-west facing garden with an awkward shape and slope to the rear boundary on a new development. The developers left the garden laid to lawn. The strong triangular shape of this very empty garden needed to be disguised. 

Shady Terrace House Garden in East London

Designed by Katrina Kieffer-WellsThis long urban garden was almost completely bare, but for two large established trees. The client had attempted to construct a pond in the near right corner using green slate boulders as a decorative surround and requested that this should be finished and included in the design.

Moroccan Garden in Walthamstow East London

Designed by Katrina Kieffer-Wells. Since the clients bought this property 5 years ago they have undertaken sporadic and incomplete landscaping works. This included the installation of a home office and the construction of a large brick built koi carp pond. Both features are to remain in the final design.

Family Garden Design in Hackney East London

Designed by Katrina Kieffer-Wells. The clients bought their house about a year before they commissioned the garden design, with a high-spec interior that was finished and ready to live in. However the garden was in an overgrown state – charming in a ramshackle way, but rather impractical. 

Stylish Front Garden in West London

By garden designer Christine Wilkie. The front garden of this period Edwardian property in west London was a large expanse of concrete hard standing, and overgrown planting. The overriding aim of the design was to create a garden that combined space for off-street parking for one car, architectural soft landscaping as well as a place to sit and watch the world go by.

Small Traditional Garden

Designed by Christine Wilkie. The owner of this small rear garden wanted to ensure year-round colour, fragrance, and interest.

Contemporary Modern Garden Design in West London

By garden designer Katrina Kieffer-Wells of Earth Designs. The garden is on two levels with the main area adjoining the house containing two separate areas for dining and for entertaining and relaxation. Flooring throughout is large rectangular cream travertine paving.

Mexican Garden in East London

By garden designer Katrina Kieffer-Wells of Earth Designs. The theme of the design is based on the distinctive garden of Frida Kahlo, with a strong colour palette of cobalt blue and zingy yellow. A series of rendered raised beds are positioned throughout the garden, increasing in height towards the rear of the space.

Small Residential Garden

Designed by Charlotte Rowe MSGD. This garden was shortlisted in the Small Residential Gardens category in The SGD Awards 2012.

London Front Garden

By London designer, Joanna Archer. The owners of this traditional, shady Victorian front garden wanted to resolve the problem of Copper Beech tree roots that obstructed the path to their door.

Garden for large Victorian house

By London garden designer Claudia de Yong. A large Victorian House on the edge of London had an overgrown garden and a very uninteresting terraced patio which the owners were not using properly or happy with.

Kensington pergola garden

By garden designer Emma Plunket. The young couple who purchased this Kensington house sought Emma Plunket’s technical advice and creativity to transform the developer’s uninspiring garden.