City garden

A city garden with a deliberately limited palette and lots of layers designed to create a sense of journey and discovery. Grasses, hydrangeas and a gorgeous multi-stem birch provide structure and movement, while Corten steel, locally sourced sawn larch cladding and concrete planters provide a modernist edge.

This garden is perfect for both social gatherings and private relaxation, whether it’s grilling around the outdoor kitchen or cosying next to the firepit on it’s bespoke oak and RSJ built-in seat there’s plenty of opportunity to unwind.

Though space was limited, we were able to give this garden the functional areas our client needed with a well-built and fully-functioning office and studio located at the back. Clever screening discreetly hides from view a shed and propagation area so as not to disrupt the style and feel of the space.

A striking water bowl reflects light back into the garden and acts as an eye-catching focal point, while contemporary furniture blends neatly with original antique features – note the cottage-style flint and stone boundary wall dating back to the 1800s.

Timber from the local Cowdray Estate and features from our showroom complete the look. All of this amounts to a delicate balance between the old and the new, with a nod to our timeless classic-contemporary design.