Design of a Basement Courtyard Garden for a newly renovated Georgian property in the vicinity of the Imperial War Museum in London (the garden is visible from the living-kitchen area in the basement of the property).
Providing the design inspiration for a further two gardens at the same property (a front garden and rear walled garden) and also a green sedum roof on a ground floor extension (visible from the living space in the upper floors).
Working closely with the clients, I sought to understand their requirements, likes, dislikes and preferences and to translate those into design ideas. Deliverables included the production of survey drawings (based around their architect’s plans), mood boards for two of the gardens and a coloured sketch of the Basement Courtyard Garden Design, together with a detailed planting schedule for the Basement Courtyard Garden.
Emphasis was placed on providing straightforward and practical ideas and designs which could be implemented easily by the clients themselves, both in keeping with their tastes and with the overall ambience of the property. Particular thought was given to creating designs which would not attract undue, unwanted attention in an area of London which experiences a particularly heavy tourist footfall.
The Basement Courtyard Garden was designed to be viewed throughout the year from their living-kitchen area.
The textures and colours in the Basement area are designed to give visual interest during the year, with a strong accent on spring colour, at a time when other plant life is often still fairly dormant.
My design concepts and suggestions were then taken forward by the clients into their other garden areas.
Examples: a Mood Board and a Sketch of the basement walled garden, together with the clients' own photograph of finished patio garden.