This large Wandsworth garden was originally two gardens. Caroline Garland of Caroline Garland Garden Design, one of the leading designers of South London was invited to design a new garden. The remit for this Wandsworth garden design was to merge the two gardens in order that they seamlessly worked as one.
The planting was overgrown, the fencing was in good condition but tired, there were different levels and there was a large sunken trampoline in one of the gardens.
The first challenge for the garden design was to fill in the trampoline area.
Part of the garden before the work was started. Note old fence, terrible state of lawn and the trampoline area!
A lot of rubble was created from the clearance of the old terraces and this was used to fill in the area that had been underneath the trampoline.
The trampoline area now has a circular seating area on top of it, useful for informal entertaining and Kadai cooking.
Part of the remit was to enlarge the terrace areas by the house so Caroline pushed back the lawned area of the garden creating a step up to the lawn from the terrace the entire width of the two gardens.
The edge of this continuous step was then coped with limestone paving. The lawn was then levelled and relaid with Rolawn ‘Medallion’ grass.
The flower beds were reshaped and completely replanted with a lovely mixture of shrubs and perennials.
Caroline designed a pergola which was made from Iroko wood, it is beautifully plain.
The fencing was painted black with a wood preservative.
For the terrace we used the finest limestone and composite decking which matched each other exactly, creating two areas to the newly integrated terrace – one area for sun loungers and one for a long table and chairs.
Finally we added three beautiful, contemporary, architectural concrete planters.