This front garden in Barnes, London creates the setting for a Edwardian house. Consideration to the heritage of the building and original layout of the space was key. Subtle features bring this garden up to date whilst maintaining a classic elegance.
A large sculptural flowering tree acts as the gardens centerpiece, positioned just out of alignment with the symmetry of the building facade, to create interest and avoid the garden feeling overly formal or structured. This tree sits in a bed of shade tolerant planting interspersed with seasonal flowering species.
A low cloud hedge runs in front of the bay window providing year round structure and visual interest. The light grey yorkstone was selected for the areas of hard landscape and compliments the traditional black and white chequered path.