Islington Family Garden
This grade two listed Georgian House was initially split into flats and its garden carved accordingly, mostly laid to hardstanding and sub-divided into a number of small enclosures.
The current owners wanted to re-introduce a sense of space, openness and above all greenery. The current owners were very keen on the garden being informal with a ‘wildlife’ feel- with some inspiration taken from the Olympic Park- to create a place that they and their young family would be able to relax and entertain.
The end design seeks to marry the more traditional elements of a newly laid broad Yorkstone terrace and decorative planters near the house which are sympathetic to the age of the house, with an ever decreasing formality away towards the end of the garden where a gabion seat lies with a newly planted thicket of Birch used for screening and hammocking.
The planting is mostly perennial with an allee of Amelenachier allowing for additional screening, the Amelanchier also provide a good spot for hanging the festoon lighting. Specialist craftsmen were commissioned to make the dining table and the metalwork fencing.