Family garden in Highgate, North London

Brief

Create a garden to suit the entire family. Overcome slopes and height changes whilst opening up entertaining spaces for social functions. Large lawn area to allow open space for children and a vegetable garden with good storage to encourage a “grow your own” lifestyle.

Design & build

The journey through this garden starts with a series of patio platforms and steps which make up the main entertaining spaces. Within these spaces are two generously sized raised planters and a free-standing pre-formed water feature which help to soften the area and offer a sense of tranquillity.

Beyond theses spaces is another flight of steps where one descends down to the lower parts of the garden. A large lawn is broken slightly with a stepping stone path to offer the user year-round comfortable access to all areas. This path leads one down to a third patio where one can catch the evening sun and ponder the surroundings. At the far end of the garden separated by a low evergreen hedge is every green-fingered gardener’s dream. With multiple raised beds, a large composting bin and a moderately sized shed, you have everything you need to start growing your own.

 

Budgeting

£70,000-£80,000

Project time

2 months

Protection

5 years