Kingfisher House,
Juniper Drive,
Battersea Reach,
SW18 1TX

Queen Anne’s Gate,
St James’ Park.

Private Gardens

Despite residing in a magnificent Grade I listed house within the beautiful location of Queens Anne’s Gate, London our client was overlooked and felt exposed to a neighbouring office building, which deterred them from using and enjoying their potentially fabulous courtyard garden.

Landscape Designer : Bartholomew Landscaping

Construction and Project Management : Bartholomew Landscaping


The most important element of our brief was first and foremost to deal with the privacy aspect for which we proposed the construction of a curvaceous retaining wall in order to elevate the planting of a number of trees including a fast-growing flowering evergreen, thus creating a surrounding canopy and intimate space offering the much-needed privacy.

The curvaceous nature of the wall was to add an air of fluidity, moving away from the obvious geometric layouts, which also created an exciting and interesting conflict against the formality of the existing orangery. The top of the feature wall was finished with bespoke hardwood timber slats to offer additional seating.

The paved area was finished in an antiqued Egyptian limestone with a smooth warm finish.


Sculpture by Tom Stogdon

Sculpture by Tom Stogdon


The boundary wall was surrounded with a bespoke trellis painted to match the colour of the orangery for continuity, this offers further privacy as it has been covered by a selection of evergreen, flowering plants.

The planting consisted of a selection of standard evergreen and deciduous trees such as flowering Acacia Delbata used for the stunning early display of yellow flowers, along with other multi-stemmed trees such as Birch Jacquemontii for the striking white stems during in the winter months and later spring-flowering Cornus Kousa for the beautiful creamy white flowers and vibrant autumn colour. Under planting consisted of a selection of hardy flowering herbaceous plants and seasonal bulbs that will provide interest throughout the seasons.

Stainless steel light fittings were installed to illuminate key trees along with a computer-controlled irrigation system. An elegant work of art was commissioned from sculptor Tom Stogdon to add the final finishing touch and provide a beautiful focal point.

As the trees continue to develop and create the screening and privacy required, the clients now feel like they have added an inviting wonderful room to their home, rather than an exposed unusable space.