In the shade of the Catalpa tree: Alexander square II We enclosed this garden on two sides with a slatted iroko fence. This stretch of fencing might have become monotonous, had we not used uprights in a selection of different widths and depths, and even a few made from bronze.
Maximum rewards: Redcliffe road, London A fence can become a dominant feature, and so we were intent on introducing variety to the boundaries of this small garden. We did this by building one fence from horizontal slats in two different widths. The other - made from vertical slats - doubles as a means of concealing a storage area outside the back door of the house.
Spring bulbs: The Lodge, London Cleft timber has been used for centuries to make fences in Britain. We chose a miniature version of the traditional, cleft-timber fence to enclose new beds packed with spring bulbs in this informal garden.
A chic outdoor space: Holland Park, London This formal garden was commissioned as a chic outdoor space for entertaining friends and colleagues. We guarded the privacy of these occasions by building up the garden boundary with an espaliered hornbeam hedge and an iroko fence mounted on top of the existing wall.
Satisfying the Senses, Cresswell Place By leaving a gap between the horizontals of the fence around this urban garden, we created the perfect climbing frame for the jasmine that fills the air with scent in summer.