Our brief for this North London garden design project in Angel, N1 required a low maintenance contemporary outdoor living area to relax and entertain guests in. This was quite a challenge as the garden was surrounded by tall commercial properties and received no sunlight whatsoever. It was also a grade two listed building situated in an Islington conservation area.
We chose warm Iroko hardwood for the balcony, decking and bespoke staircase set off by contemporary Jura limestone - a high quality hardwearing surface with subtle fossil traces. The walls and raised planters were rendered and painted off white to enhance and lighten the modern scheme.
This tiny North London city courtyard garden is shady throughout the year. Our planting design brief was to create a leafy contemporary tropical garden. This was achieved using a mixture of ferns, bamboos and agapanthus. A beautiful Dicksonia grabs attention and draws the eye to the lower level of the garden.
The upper decked area provides a simple contemporary backdrop for a bright red Japanese maple.
This stunning urban garden makeover was completed using charcoal black containers.