This semi-detached Victorian townhouse had been previously split into flats and the garden had consequently become unloved and overgrown due to lack of clear ownership.

The current owners were keen to create a garden that whilst being sympathetic to the period of the house would also inject a bit of life and interest into the space. Producing a garden that would be child friendly and would incorporate a potager were also priorities.

This Victorian townhouse originally came only with a courtyard garden, but the current owners were able to acquire a substantial plot of land directly behind their courtyard, this new plot of land was essentially wasteland having been the property of the railways. Thus this became known as the secret garden as to enter it you go through an unassuming gate in the old courtyard before the space unexpectedly opens up.


This double fronted Victorian villa sits within a conservation area, its garden had been left untouched for some time and was essentially an overgrown lawn and a few unkempt borders.

The new owners wished to create a bold, dynamic space for entertaining and to create somewhere that would be a major feature when viewed through their new glazed extension. The new owners were very keen on ‘spikey, unusual planting’ and for the vibe to be ‘dark and architectural’.


08  /  2017

Inspiration: Have just returned from the ever wonderful gardens at Marqueyssac in the Dordogne... Peak Topiary!


07  /  2017

Really proud to have been selected as a finalist in the Gardenista 2017 'Considered Design Awards'


06  /  2017

Just completed a very successful photo shoot of a garden in East London that's' taken two and a half years from concept to completion!
plant pot in a dark and exotice garden
watering cans and planters in a hackney family garden
lighting in a secret garden