GARDEN DESIGN APPROACH
Garden Project Location: Wimbledon, London
With a brand new kitchen extension and a full wall of glass, the old garden was no longer fit for purpose. The boundary bushes had grown so big they took over the garden, whilst the decking boards were rotten and dangerous to walk on.
The plan was to bring in urban and contemporary styling to create a smooth transition between indoor and outdoor living and, because of the overgrown bushes had attracted loads of birds, it was important that the design would still support
wildlife. The existing Cordyline and Trachycarpus were sympathetically included in the new garden.
Two seating areas were created with raised beds and floating benches, to be used for dining or sitting around the firepit. A pergola was added to allow for climbers and festoon lights. New slatted fencing was installed to provide the desired privacy to the garden. Finally, for tranquility, a pond was added to encourage wildlife to come into the garden.
The original garden
“We knew what we wanted the garden to become, but also knew we’d never do it ourselves. We didn’t have the knowledge, expertise or time. We chose Katerina as we felt that she really listened to their thoughts and brought lots of clever ideas to the table. We really liked the way she took on board what we wanted but added a why and a how, so we understood what we were asking for and if that was the best option, and if it wasn’t, then Katerina came up with lots of other examples that could work better.”