This property already had a fairly established garden before it was completely removed to allow for a new basement being built underneath the entire footprint of the garden. We had the task of creating a stylish, mature looking garden on top of the new basement roof, with only a maximum depth of 80cm of soil.
The site had several new concrete beams running across it that only allowed a maximum build depth of 15cm. The added complication of three large circular skylights across the garden made the design stage a little tricky. One of the prerequisites from the client was that there must be a large lawn, trees and sculptural planting in the garden. With some careful thought and lots of scribbling out ideas we finally found a solution that covered all bases and looks good. These photographs were taken six months after planting had been completed.