The garden wraps around the house on 3 sides and it was important to create a sense of drama and intrigue within a visitor’s journey through the exterior spaces. Extensive plant rooms and basement areas extend under most of the plot which means that a lot of the space is roof garden with light-wells; ventilation shafts and skylights to the lower floors.
The boundary walls were enhanced and softened by the installation of bespoke trellis panels and specimen trees and shrub planting. A green wall was located to bring the garden down to the basement adding more lush foliage and softening the outlook from the adjacent rooms. A rich pallet of materials was used contrasting reclaimed, natural hewn stone with crisp sawn and polished surfaces of stone steel and glass.
A controllable lighting system was installed to enhance the overall effect and create varying lighting moods throughout the garden. At night lighting within the water-feature provides for a spectacular dancing display of colour across the different textured wall finishes and planting.