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

Phillimore Gardens.

Large Private Gardens

We were awarded this project through a competitive tender process to work alongside the renowned designer Tom Stuart-Smith. The rear garden was designed as a series of four terraces linked by steps and paths creating a series of outdoor rooms with different experiences for the owners to enjoy. We worked very closely with the TSS team and were responsible for the installation of the paving including drainage, mechanical, engineering and build-ups. The relatively small space available and difficult access meant that the build was particularly complex and logistically challenging.

Architect : Formation

Landscape Designer : Tom Stuart-Smith

Construction and Project Management : Bartholomew Landscaping

Main Contractor : Size Group


The lower courtyard included a newly sawn limestone cladding to the fascia of the building. Antique French limestone was used throughout for all the paved areas with reclaimed cobbles interspersed between solid limestone steps to create the pathways linking the spaces.

Two antique reclaimed water features were installed within the terraced areas to provide interest along the journey and create a truly tranquil ambience.

A bespoke metal arbour was also installed in which to drape climbing plants to provide privacy from the surrounding buildings, as well as an area for shade and contemplation.


The planting was virtually fully established from day one with a selection of mature evergreens trees and shrubs craned in over the building awaiting Tom’s arrival to personally set them out with the team. Tom likes to add the finishing touch to all his gardens including a lime wash to tone down the selection of pots.

Discreet subdued lighting and irrigation were installed throughout the scheme.

The bespoke furniture was imported from the USA with one-piece granite surfaces coming from Italy. This consisted of a dining arrangement, loungers, side tables and chairs all finished in a beautiful custom design showerproof fabric

Needless to say, the clients were absolutely delighted with the finished garden and it was a pleasure working alongside Tom Stuart-Smith and Size-breed Construction on such a fabulous garden.