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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.

Large Buxus balls planted with Heuchera and silver birch trees
Circular lawn surrounded by sawn York Stone paving in a large London garden
Buxus balls and silver birch trees in a large Knightsbridge garden
Large Buxus balls in a triangular planting bed in York stone paving