Light and dark
Kew: east-facing, partly shaded courtyard.
A scrubby lawn, way too much ivy and a sad raised bed were transformed into a smart, easy to maintain space. The only thing we kept was the rather lovely weathered fence, sensitively repaired and moved where necessary.
A simple scheme of greys and warm tones reflect the interior décor
and create a flow from inside to out. Rough wood beds will ‘silver’ with age blending with the old fence, Geraniums and Vinca will scramble through the gaps, contrasting with architectural planting behind.
The beautiful ‘hit and miss’ fence inspired the lighting. Simply running LED strips between the layers created a really nice effect with just enough illumination. All the lights can be controlled remotely.
'Just a brief note to say how truly delighted I was with the work that you have done in my garden...'
A Dicksonia dominates the bed in the corner and an elegant Prunus ‘Umineko’ provides a focal point with dazzling white blossom in spring and good autumn colour.
The key to a successful build is precision and attention to detail. Fencing adjacent to the house was repositioned for easier access
to the garage and so that the angle works with the design.