This walled garden with a clear sense of place results from a strong collaboration between designer and client. Materials such as reclaimed York stone and old stock bricks have stayed true to the style of the buildings but have been used to create an elegant, contemporary garden. The limited palette of materials is echoed by a pared down planting combination of whites and blues, greens and greys providing interest and colour through the seasons.

Sun-loving, Mediterranean style plants such as fragrant lavender and geraniums and agapanthus spill onto the paths in the summer months and olive trees provide dappled shade and shelter from the midday sun.

The artificial lawn can be used for family play all year round, with concealed space in the garden for storage and a swing.

Benches allow the family to enjoy the sun at different times of the day and the terrace area is framed by large clay planters with sculptural evergreen planting.

There is texture, detail and change throughout the year in this garden beautifully maintained by the owner.


“Sarah is an inspiration to work with. Her enthusiasm & knowledge made the process of transforming our garden fun & her expertise helped us avoid pitfalls in planting & construction.

Our new garden is like a work of art, the layers of texture in the planting & changing interest throughout the seasons, are gorgeous.

She took on board all our tricky requests and came up with a plan that somehow managed to incorporate all our ideas -no mean feat.

We were very glad we listened to her recommendations on landscaping companies (after some tricky building projects on our house, it was a pleasure to work with professional landscaping contractors that Sarah suggested and who delivered on time & on budget).  Sarah was on hand to advice & reassure us throughout the project & to deftly manage the contractors progress.

She also advised on our lighting scheme & recommended a lighting contractor. The lighting has transformed how we use the garden at night.

Thank you Sarah for creating such a beautiful garden for us. We are so delighted with the results, that you are now working on plans for our front garden too”.

Kate, Wimbledon