Eclectic Town Garden

Location:
Jessica Road, Wandsworth
Site:
Small, bland, unloved garden.
Brief:

To create an interesting and unique garden for a young couple, for relaxation and cooking, extending from the kitchen and living area.

Challenges:

incorporating a sense of style that reflected the clients tastes, whilst maintaining an element of low maintenance.

Design Response:

We inherited the garden in the most basic of states. Three tired fences, existing concrete paviours, a couple of dying plants in pots and little else.

The entire garden was due an upgrade and our clients were very keen to create something both modern but with a point of difference.

Material choice dictated the style of the garden and we chose natural materials throughout.

Using Iroko for our floating bench and pergola, creating bespoke shelving units and kitchen area in the same material, combined with natural slate paving and reclaimed London Stock bricks.

The back fence belonged to the neighbours, who didn’t want it to be changed, so this was faced with wicker screening for it’s texture and a natural look.

Whilst geometrically simple, there were several details that took this garden to new heights, ie brick flooring detail, a curved feature bed for a standard Fig, a bespoke pergola on which an existing grapevine was encouraged to grow from the neighbours garden, a reclaimed iron fire place and a custom made outdoor kitchen.

“Harrington Porter have exceeded our expectations and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. The way they understood the brief from the outset, combined with their craftmanship was just fantastic.”

This was one of the first times we encountered the Green Egg and we created a chunky and robust kitchen unit which housed logs (purely for their aesthetic) along with shelves and a cupboard for storing Lumpwood charcoal and other BBQing essentials.

Once our hard landscaping structures were built, we set about beautifying the space in the eclectic style that had been our brief.

Varied pots with both perennial and annual planting, feature Espalier fruit trees, bold textured shade planting in the raised bed at the rear and evergreen Jasmine adorning the fence.

Lighting and irrigation was also installed as a matter of functionality and useability.

We love the use of the materials and how they combine to give this garden a real uniqueness whilst being practical and homely.

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