Contemporary Garden

Wandsworth, London

Path to feature

The owners, having finished their extension which incorporates a state of the art modern kitchen, were ready to tackle the unwelcoming space which lay outside.

Expanding the space from inside to out, French doors now lead onto a York stone terrace with tram-lines of complimentary York stone setts defining the path to a contemporary water feature.

Family garden front view

The water feature draws the eye and gives depth to the garden and is strikingly lit with small LED’s from the side and behind.

Seating Area

A raised hardwood deck provides the perfect area for sitting and relaxing; generous, build-in cantilevered benches are perfect for lazily reading the Sunday papers.

Front view

The planting, in this north facing garden, was chosen to have a lush, warm, jungle feel. In the large border Dicksonia antartica (Tree Fern) provides the main focus.


Tulips in jewel colours were added for seasonal interest,

fern border

and are under-planted by evergreen ferns, interspersed with a succession of flowering perennials.

Seating area

Small evergreen trees provide seclusion around the seating area, and fragrant climbers scent the whole space. Spot-lights are placed to provide atmosphere and illuminate the planting at night. It is now a lovely space to be in.

Garden before