Private Gardens

NEW BUILD CONTEMPORARY GARDEN HOLLAND PARK

New build contemporary garden Holland Park This complex new build project in Notting Hill was carried out in collaboration with the owner and architects Powell Tuck Associates. The exotic shade garden provides a dramatic entrance and backdrop to living area. The walkway leading to the oak tree seat emphasizes the mature Plane tree as the

WILD MEADOW GARDEN DERBYSHIRE

Having cleared the spruce plantation, Emma was asked to design a low investment and low maintenance garden suitable for this stunning but exposed site of one and a quarter acres in the Peak District. The plan is based on sweeps of meadows and wild planting following the curves of the high wall.  Turf paths divide

EXOTIC COURTYARD GARDEN KENSINGTON

A strong design was needed for this highly visible and busy courtyard between the imposing white stucco house and facing Arts & Crafts style artist’s studio.  The lack of architectural harmony and symmetry was offset with the dynamism of the diagonal paving and round table on the paving circle highlighted with the crescent shaped planting.  Once

CONTEMPORARY FAMILY GARDEN SURREY

Contemporary family garden Surrey Emma was commissioned at the outset of the building project to design decking to cope with the site’s complex level changes.  Generous steps and mounds of planting soften the effect of these terraces and walkways. The sloping front garden was equally challenging, requiring curved raised beds to provide privacy and help

CITY WALLED GARDEN HAMMERSMITH

Plunket walled garden overview City walled garden Hammersmith Emma’s own city walled garden in Hammersmith featured on The Alan Titchmarsh Show and his Love Your Garden series. Richly planted, it is the ultimate ‘hard working city garden’ with all year structure and colour, sedum roof, bulbs, fruit, vegetables and herbs. Please visit the National Garden

NATURAL SWIMMING POND HAMPSHIRE

As part of a new naturalistic garden, we designed and specified a natural swimming pond to form the heart of the property which looks over a Hampshire chalk stream and water meadows.  Spoil from the excavation was used to form a large mound to complement the existing contours, provide privacy and shelter while embracing the

ARTISTIC GARDEN EALING

This new garden was created when the property was extended to provide a backdrop to the owner’s collection of artistic sculptures, wall plaques, artefacts and furniture.  The informal curvy lawn is flanked by shady sweeps of woodland planting on one side and sunny Ornamental Grasses, jewel coloured perennials and structural shrubs on the other. New brick boundaries

LONG BORDERS HEREFORDSHIRE

Long borders Herefordshire It was a pleasure to create these colourful long borders in Herefordshire with views over the estate and Welsh hills.  The long borders at the rear of the property needed dramatic new planting with an extended flowering season. The season starts with the pinks and purples of Peonies, Allium and Hellebores.  This

FAMILY PLAY GARDEN PUTNEY

The boys can play football all year on this luxury artificial lawn without bringing mud into the newly renovated house.  The recycled base pad keeps the lawn level, clear of weeds and safe even when using the trampoline. Edged with compacted gravel with strategically placed ‘football-proof’ shrubs this is a smart and low maintenance alternative to

COUNTRY ESTATE WALES

Country estate Wales Emma is increasingly commissioned to work on projects outside London and enjoys designing on a large scale for the design of country gardens and country estates. A knowledge of trees and the natural landscape combined with the ability to implement a masterplan in stages, have led to strong and lasting relationships with

TOWER BRIDGE PENTHOUSE ROOF GARDEN

This is London’s most stunning Penthouse with spectacular Thames views sweeping from The Shard, Tower Bridge and the Gherkin to Canary Wharf. The structural planting looks good all year and thrives in the exposed riverside conditions which vary with each of the three terraces of this luxury roof garden. New Zealand coastal Pittosporums and tough

PENTHOUSE ROOF GARDEN HYDE PARK

In conjunction with the refurbishment of this two storey penthouse in central London by Tom Bartlett of Waldo Works, we created a new roof garden of nearly 130 square metres of unused roof space. Expansive ipe decking, sculptures and LED lights provide an open party space with views over Hyde Park stretching from The London Eye,

HISTORIC HOUSE GARDEN DESIGN BUSHY PARK

Historic house garden design The grounds of this historic house in The Royal Park at Hampton had been abandoned since WWI, leaving only a few surviving trees. We prepared the masterplan and planting plans, supplied the trees, hedging and plants and advised on treework, the new fountain, irrigation, rabbit control, etc. A dramatic entrance of

COUNTRY MASTERPLANS + PLANTING

Masterplans and planting for country new build and renovation projects across England Bramley, Surrey Alresford, Hampshire Andover, Hampshire Lymington, Hampshire Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Elmbridge, Worcestershire Brighton, Sussex Country masterpans + planting      

WAREHOUSE COURTYARD WEST LONDON

Commissioned by Architect Tom Bartlett of Waldo Works to create an outdoor gallery of sculptural planters and ornamental plants for this converted warehouse. With LED uplighters, shadows play by day and night on the light resin bound gravel and cedar cladding, and winter branches form a sculptural filigree. In autumn, the Purple Smoke Bush, Amelanchier, Parrotia

WAREHOUSE ROOF GARDEN HAMMERSMITH

Contemporary and colourful roof garden for the penthouse of a Victorian warehouse conversion. Dark ceramic paving, stainless steel & etched glass balustrades and galvanized troughs are off set by bright pink and fresh green containers. Privacy is created by an informal hedge of evergreen shrubs including Photinia, Pittosporum and Choisya. Architectural planting of Japanese Maple, Euphorbia

ROOF TERRACE GARDENS KENSINGTON, CHELSEA + THE CITY

Worked with the developer to prepare 250 square meters of roof gardens for the sale of this prestigious property with views over Edwardes Square, Kensington’s most historic and beautiful square. Family home in Chelsea with grey green palette of slate, galvanized spiral staircase, shade sail and Mediterranean planting. Commissioned by Marldon to create the penthouse

SUSTAINABLE NEW BUILD HAMPSHIRE MASTERPLAN

Emma has been commissioned to prepare the masterplan, specifications and planting for this sustainable new build on an organic estate in Hampshire. Turf landforms have been sculpted at the front of the property to allow it to sit well in the site. Avoiding traditional borders, informal mixed hedging and shrubs will provide screening and all year interest and

CONTEMPORARY COURTYARD GARDENS KENSINGTON + NOTTINGHILL

Raised beds add interest, provide seating and protect plants from kids on bikes or with footballs. The white render increases light levels and gives great shadows in sunlight or when plants are uplit. Cedar slats provide privacy without complete enclosure and can screen boundaries to avoid negotiating replacements with neighbours. Box topiary softened with perennials

WINDSOR PENTHOUSE ROOF GARDEN

                                  This newly created penthouse in the centre of Windsor has the best views of Windsor Castle, the historic city, The Thames river and countryside beyond. Structural planting has been chosen for all year interest and ability to thrive

NEW BUILD CLASSIC GARDEN WIMBLEDON WEST SIDE

New build classic garden Wimbledon West Side We have worked with Lifestyle Projects to create the gardens for their prestigious new properties. Initially, we produce a garden master plan which is used for planning and to market the property. As a buyer is usually found before completion, we work directly with them, refining the design

CONTEMPORARY COURTYARD GARDENS FOR DEVELOPER NOTTINGHILL

Contemporary courtyard gardens for developer Nottinghill We worked with Bedecon property developers to create contemporary courtyards for adjoining properties in Nottinghill. Repeated across the 3 gardens, a simple palette of plants and materials in a geometric layout maximize the space.  Raised beds with exotic foliage casting shadows on the white render add depth and interest.  Dove grey

CONTEMPORARY GRAVEL GARDEN KENSINGTON

Ongoing project Emma was commissioned to design this Kensington garden as part of the renovation of the house by Jason Cooper Architects. A long view was created through the house to the stunning Maple tree at the back of the garden.  The large sawn limestone terrace leads to the gravel garden with mounds of Box

ARTIFICIAL LAWNS CHISWICK + BROOK GREEN

We have extensive experience of transforming gardens as part of renovation projects. Often working with the client’s builders, we can commission landscapers and specialists for lighting, irrigation and water features. When lawn is not feasible on roof terraces or in shade, we use high quality artificial lawn. It’s made of recycled materials, requires no water

FAMILY GARDEN WANDSWORTH

Renovation of a Wandsworth garden to create a circular lawn, shaded seat on a hoggin terrace, reconfigure the Yorkstone pavers and install new fences, LED lights and irrigation. Soft palette of planting with Nepeta, Erysium, Allium and old English roses and Dianthus, Ceanothus and Rosemary overhanging the new raised bed. Porous resin bound gravel proved

CONTEMPORARY FAMILY CITY GARDEN BROOK GREEN

The black limestone used for the terrace and edging offsets the lawn and creates a dramatic path at the entrance. Custom made fencing and a pigmented rendered wall provide natural backdrops to the rich planting. Coordination with the Council to replace diseased trees and with a neighbour to remove a party wall in poor repair,

CONTEMPORARY CITY GARDEN KENSINGTON

  The flowering Cherry adds to the oriental feel of this contemporary city garden in Kensington. Terraces of hedging, cedar slats and an oak pergola were created to detract from the flats, high wall and air conditioning at the rear. The artificial lawn and geometric layout are emphasized in winter by the Box topiary but

NEW BUILD CLASSIC GARDEN DESIGN WIMBLEDON PARKSIDE

This large garden was created in close collaboration with the client during the building of this new prestigious property. The garden opened to the public as part of the RHS Open Gardens Trial (The Royal Horticultural Society) featuring ten professionally designed ‘hidden gems’ in London. New build classic garden design Wimbledon www.lifestyleprojects.com