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Small Family Garden



The owners of this small, 55sqm sloping garden in Wandsworth, south west London wanted a seamless transition from their recently renovated home. The contemporary design takes advantage of the change in ground levels to create an outdoor room featuring a lower-level sandstone patio for entertaining and an upper level for play and relaxation. A key requirement was low-maintenance, as well as play-space for two small children. The solution is a quality artificial lawn which gives the illusion of grass but without the mowing.

An existing large Buddha was used as a main focal point in the garden, while a made-to-measure garden bench doubles as extra storage space for garden tools and children’s toys. Two raised planting beds link the upper and lower levels while a third bed in timber sleepers forms a small vegetable garden for the children. The contemporary garden style is complemented with bespoke planters with an overall planting style that combines Acers and bamboos with cottage garden perennials. Garden lighting extends the use of the garden into the evening and accents the focal point.