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Contemporary courtyard garden in Wandsworth

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Contemporary courtyard garden in Wandsworth

This property was originally a Victorian dairy with much of the old drainage system still in place under the central courtyard, making landscaping the site very tricky. Planting spaces were limited and growing a lawn over the drains would be difficult. There was also the required access to the surrounding buildings to consider and complimenting the strong interior and modern architecture of the house. All in all this was a difficult brief, but the solution was to keep everything simple. Pamela kept the colours, ground shapes and textures to a minimum, echoing the materials used in the house such as the glass screening, timber flooring and pale stone paving.


The planting is equally simple with strong shaped architectural plants such as Phormium, Cordyline and large scented Lilies. The raised deck is an extension to the living space inside with generously proportioned steps taking you down into the garden which is used for dining and entertaining.


If you would like to find out more about how Pamela could help you please call 020 8767 1458 or 07930 362 498



Planting Design Essentials is aimed at the frustrated gardener or designer who would like to know how to improve their planting and keep it looking good for years to come. With practical advice, clear examples, illustrations and photographs, it is an inspirational guide written by two experienced garden designers who regularly practice and teach this complex subject.