Fork Home


This was a lovely six week project in Belsize Park, north London, to revamp an old tired garden into a beautiful family garden and wildlife haven.

Lots of natural materials were used, such as sawn green oak timber for a large raised bed that houses a row of pleached hornbeam trees and a long pergola with climbing roses. Reclaimed Yorkstone edged the new lawn and created an informal stepping-stone pathway through the planting to a seating area on one side of the garden and a hidden shed with a wildflower roof on the other side.

Various bird, bat and insect boxes were placed around the garden to attract wildlife - there were even nest boxes incorporated into the shed walls with glass backs so that wildlife could be observed closely!

An oak pergola against a new extension, in a lawned garden with pretty flowers and climbing plants
The view through planting to an oval lawn, bordered by colourful planting and high fencing
A tower of recycled materials, sculpted in to a home for wildlife, surrounded by bright orange and yellow flowers
Pretty perennial flowers bordering a lawn, with an oak timber raised bed in the distance, planted with trees and climbers
An overgrown garden with a bad layout


Although the garden wasn't the worst we'd ever seen, the layout hadn't really been thought out very well and most of the plants had been left untouched for a number of years.

A garden that is in the process of being cleared before a new garden can be installed


Clearing the garden was a fairly big task and several large tree stumps had to be dug out before the new oak sleeper raised beds could be installed.