Chislehurst garden


The owners of this awkwardly-shaped back garden wanted a cost-effective, low maintenance scheme that would provide space for entertaining and a separate area which could be used by their teenage children and their friends. They wanted to retain the existing shed, fish ponds and hot tub and expand the terrace.

The design features a plant-led scheme for the garden beyond the terrace, using low hedges to bring cohesion to the irregular boundary, provide a frame for the planting and a view through from the conservatory. An enclosed area at the end of the garden provides space for a fire bowl and a separate entertaining zone for the young people. The planting is relaxed and naturalistic, in hues of white, green, softs pinks and plums.