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ISLINGTON ROOF TERRACE GARDEN

In a fantastic location overlooking the Regent's Canal in Islington, we transformed this tired and outdated garden into a city chic, modern roof terrace with clean lines and lush planting. After removing the nasty concrete pavers we repaved the floor with pre-sealed Harvest Indian sandstone and then added bespoke powder-coated planters around the edges. These were planted up with a quintet of Olive trees, Rosemary, Lavender, Salvia caradonna, Artemisia Powis Castle and Stipa tenuissima. The terrace is framed with painted slatted trellis on two sides and the contemporary look was completed with a built in storage bench and large luxury U shaped sofa.

Being four floors up and with views to die for, this terrace is now a lovely place to spend a chilled out evening watching life go by on the water below.

A contemporary roof garden with large outdoor sofa and powder coated metal planters, in London
Purple flowers and soft grasses planted on a roof terrace
A trio of Olive trees planted in metal containers on a roof terrace in London

"Philip and his team have done a fantastic job. We felt very well looked after from the very first day when Philip came for an initial visit. He not only helped us to convert our ideas but also brought in many great recommendations that helped to transform our roof terrace into a great green oasis. The actual works were carried out as discussed and on time. His team was extremely reliable and completed very versatile tasks so that Fork provided a complete solution - from replacing the old concrete tiles with great new sandstone paving to composing and installing the planting. Philip is very creative and we love his modern style. We are very happy with the results and are enjoying our new roof terrace no matter whether we are sitting outside or just looking at it from the inside."

Annika B (Islington)

Lush planting surrounding a wooden built in garden bench and large metal planters on a paved roof terrace
Lavender in flower in containers on a sunny roof terrace
Silver coloured plants in a sunny roof garden with outdoor dining table
Messy roof terrace, with outdoor furniture, in need of renovation

THE GARDEN BEFORE

Before the renovation the roof terrace was a dull and messy space which the owners had unsussessfully tried to brighten up with few climbing plants and some outdoor furniture. However, the terrace still felt like an uninviting place from which to admire what is actually a fantastic view over the Regent's Canal.

Sawn paving stones being carefully laid by a professional landscaper on a roof terrace

WORK UNDERWAY ON THE TERRACE

Replacing the tired and heavy paving for larger sized, smooth, light coloured sawn Indian sandstone was one of the key elements in brightening up the dull terrace, complemented by light grey metal planters full of evergreen and perennial plants.