A sense of discovery

The garden project of this property near Queen’s Park in London was part of a full house refurbishment. Before our intervention the garden was completely overgrown and almost inaccessible as the house had been abandoned for few years.
We loved the jungle effect we discovered during our first site meeting but many of the plant species were quite invasive and they were spreading extensively to make the journey to the end of the 50m long garden almost impossible.

For us was very important to create a new terrace as part of the house extension as well as retain the sense of discovery and maturity of the garden. The invasive plants like the bamboos and the brambles were removed but important trees like the Honey locust (Gleditsia) by the terrace were retained.

A meandering path take you from the house into a journey through the garden and as you discover the planting the views are framed by elements such as the tree ferns and the metal arch that we introduced with our design.

The planting palette offers interest throughout the year and in these pictures of the garden photographed in the middle of July you can spot plants like Geranium Rozanne, Tricyrtis formosana, Astrantia major, Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’, Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf ball’, Hakonechloa macra.

The project was done in collaboration with Atelier Maia – www.ateliermaia.studio

Garden built by Shoots & Leaves – www.shootsandleaves.co.uk

Photography by Ed Reeve – www.editphoto.net