For this garden design in Wimbledon, South London, I was initially introduced to Ray from a previous client of mine, it didn’t take long until i knew i was going to enjoy designing for Ray. Ray was very laid back but clearly had a meticulous eye for detail. He had just finished renovating his house which had been stripped back to reveal the yellow stock brick walls, industrial style lighting and flooring. To cap it off he had installed a pair off beautiful steel crittall style doors leading out onto the garden.
The Garden design brief would be to follow this style outside into the garden, by removing the lawn and creating a modern and practical garden with an emphasis on grasses and shrubs. He didn’t want anything too pretty, but instead the garden should be practical and have space to store his families bikes and camping equipment. He wanted a space to grow fruit and vegetables and also screen off his neighbor opposite.
The contemporary garden design is based on a series of grids, dividing the garden into different areas. An decked area to lounge and entertain, a central area with an oak sleeper to sit and admire the large border of perennials and grasses. Towards the back are 3 raised oak beds for growing fruit and veg. A modern storage unit is sited at the rear of the garden and along with black bamboos to help screen off the opposing neighbors.
The contemporary planting consists of Black Bamboo and Japanese forest grass which provide the bulk of the gardens texture. Yellow and purple is the main colour scheme for the perennials and 3 large box balls help define each area of the garden. Lighting will be added later this year.