This was a complicated project that ranged over four floors of a town house each posing their own particular problems in terms of access and environment.
The lower ground floor had very low light levels due to shade from the high boundary walls as well as a glazed roof so planting had to be carefully considered. As a play garden it now features artificial turf for easy maintenance and shade tolerant planting in the form of Hosta, Ferns and Dicksonia Antarctica with seasonal colour added in the summer.
Up one floor and on top of the glazed roof to the play space below is a dining garden with an outdoor bespoke barbecue and kitchen units. Climbing Roses and Jasmine wind themselves up and around twisted trellis panels by Strayparks and herbs are planted underneath. The planters are all bespoke metal and powder coated to match the interior kitchen colour.
The main terrace is on the second floor and this is where boundary planters and bespoke trellis create privacy. Outdoor speakers are inserted into the planters and a bespoke outdoor fireplace with a Chesney's mantle is operated from the home automation system. The terrace is made even more useable by a fully automated overhead awning which allows the space to be used even when the British weather isn't at its best.
The final terrace is decked and here we have used pots to create a pleasing picture from the main staircase. Topiary forms and herbs are mixed in terracotta pots to create a Mediterranean effect.
Since each terrace had it's own particular challenges this was a demanding
This garden was designed and built for a couple who love entertaining. There are separate areas for eating and relaxing, an outdoor fire to extend the season of use and plentiful planting with white and green being the predominant colour scheme. A strong evergreen backbone ensures the garden is interesting throughout the seasons while an attractive water feature and sculpture set a relaxing and peaceful tone.SEE GALLERY
This tiny London garden of 2.4mx5m was dramatically transformed from a dark unappealing space to an airy bright courtyard with an impressive outdoor fireplace, beautiful green walls and a bespoke Napoleon Barbecue. The walls not greened with vertical planting are clad with ‘Sahara’ Norstone panels which add a sense of warmth to the scheme. The floor is laid with large format York stone pavers and a retractable awning is fitted above the doors to allow the garden to be enjoyed even in inclement weather.SEE GALLERY
This is a small courtyard garden at the rear of a terraced house, prior to the design the area was entirely decked with no planting. The brief was to create a green oasis for children's play and entertaining. Powder coated planters are used to create raised beds around artificial lawn. The planting is all season with colourful highlights accented by a vertical green wall. As the garden is used for entertaining a Big Green Egg* was installed on a bespoke wooden console to create an outdoor cooking experience. Antiqued mirrors reflect planting and bounce the light around making the garden feel much larger than its actual size while overhead festoon lighting creates drama at night.SEE GALLERY
This garden was completely overhauled to address waterlogging and to open up the space which was rather overgrown prior to the build. The owners love to entertain so the design needed to incorporate a dining area and comfortable seating for guests. An impressive space the garden now includes a lawn, water feature, vertical green walls, fireplace, sun awning, designer furniture by Fendi and a sculpture by Lorenzo Quinn. The bespoke Moorish influenced mirror backed bronzed ‘trellis’ breaks up the green wall boundaries and creates reflection whilst cream limestone on the floor opens up the space. This garden was featured on ITV’s Love Your Garden as an inspirational space.SEE GALLERY
The Teamlandscapers worked with Liam from ‘The Garden Designer’ to build their garden for entry into the ‘Garden Designer of the Year’ awards for Grand Designs Live in 2014. The design captures what is special about an exclusive, luxury space in a coastal context and transports it into the British homeowner’s garden. The design interprets everything that is special about al luxury coastal space enabling the British Homeowner to imagine this concept transported straight into their gardens. The plants are carefully chosen for their architectural merit and their all-important low maintenance in today’s busy world.SEE GALLERY
We do a lot of work with Kate Gould for her design company Kate Gould Gardens. The Wasteland was a spectacular show garden at RHS Chelsea 2013 and inspired by Kate’s personal experiences working in and around the city of London. Designed as a community space imagined on an abandoned industrial site, the garden makes use of the harsh industrial materials already in place and softens them with planting, water features and trees. This garden won a GOLD medal and attracted a great deal of interest from the media as it demonstrated what could be done to transform similar waste ground in inner city areas.SEE GALLERY
A family garden set on different levels with separate areas for entertaining, comfortable seating and space for the children to play. Bespoke storage solutions provide space for garden equipment and bikes to be stored neatly out of the way while a water feature adds a strong focal point to the dining area. The walls and fences are planted with climbers to soften them and a fire bowl is placed near the comfortable outdoor sofas for warmth and light for evening entertaining.SEE GALLERY
This garden had several established plants already in situ that the owners wanted us to incorporate into the scheme. It also had an existing pond, overgrown Lime trees, a Mahonia and Philadelphus. The Lime trees and Philadelphus at the back of the garden provide privacy and these were left in place but pruned to a more manageable shape. The other planting looked poorly but with food and the installation of an irrigation system it has all responded well and now reflects the vigour of the new planting. York stone paving was used for its beauty and permanence and plants that contrast each other in form as well as colour were added creating a palette that has interest all year.SEE GALLERY
A minimalist contemporary outdoor room which takes its lead from the newly renovated property itself. The design includes a striking bespoke glass and mirror polished stainless steel fireplace which is complimented by water features clad with Portland stone to offer interesting focal points from the house. Access was limited to the garden making lawn impractical so artificial turf was used instead which makes maintenance of the gardens much simpler. Pleached Hornbeams serve to draw the eye and lengthen the garden.SEE GALLERY
This attractive courtyard garden was redesigned to provide a modern outdoor space with clean lines for relaxing in the evening. The planting is soft and pretty with colourful highlights throughout the seasons for interest. The clients needed to store bikes in the area as well so a bespoke powder coated bike-store was commissioned for the purpose while warm sawn sand stone was chosen for the hard landscaping.SEE GALLERY
This enviable city space has views over South London from a large roof terrace leading off an open plan living area. The terrace has been planted for all season interest with Trachelopsermum jasminoides, Buxus and colourful summer blooms in built in black planters. There is space set aside for dining and comfortable seating for entertaining in the evenings. A bespoke gel fire which combines as a coffee table looks beautiful at night and provides complimentary light to the water feature and back lit sculptural piece from Blue Canopy. The terrace is bordered with a Cedar trellis creating the illusion of a private haven amidst the bustle of the city.SEE GALLERY
A terraced city house with a number of small balconies and terraces was overhauled to give the impression of being set within a garden. Each ‘garden’ took its design lead from the room that it led off requiring careful thought as they were at differing levels and therefore lit differently throughout the residence. An elegant roof terrace with an oiled hardwood deck was created with space for entertaining where the surrounding tree line can be enjoyed giving the impression of being in a much larger space.SEE GALLERY
This small courtyard garden is bordered with large red brick walls which have been transformed and softened with bespoke mirror polished steel panels and planted with Tracheleospermum jasminoides and Buxus topiary. Sawn grey sandstone paving and a reflective water feature echo the interior rooms that lead onto the courtyard and Urbis pots are used to create a dramatic evergreen garden that looks fabulous year round.SEE GALLERY
A structured family garden which had to look good as well as be robust enough to withstand footballs and other children’s games. The feature walls were painted white to create a sense of light and mirror polished stainless steel was used as a design trick to reflect light back into the garden making the most of a space that is wider than it is deep. Strong evergreen planting with some seasonal colour keep the garden looking good year round and there is plenty of space for entertaining.SEE GALLERY
This garden is carefully landscaped on three different levels. At the lowest level lies a sunken terrace which is accessed through the kitchen and living areas. The steps take you up to lawns that surround the garden with a narrow side path lined with bamboo from the original design and a partially concealed children’s' play area. The water feature provides a striking focal point and is looks particularly striking in the summer when it is filled with lilies. The garden also features an outdoor fireplace and comfortable seating for relaxing. This garden won an APL award.SEE GALLERY