Emma was asked to create a contemporary courtyard for a mansion overlooking The British Museum.

Surrounded by other buildings, the challenge was to create a lush haven of calm in busy Bloomsbury.

A fruitful Mediterranean theme has been achieved on a grand scale with a row of Magnolia grandiflora standards, mature vines, Olives, citrus trees and herbs.

Mirrors including on the planters increase the light levels and feeling of space.

Large Versailles planters painted to match the doors have been combined with antique metal furniture.

Bloomsbury contemporary courtyard