Kensington Gardens Landscape Design

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

The owners of a large house in Kensington Gardens wanted to create a pleasant and usable space in their generous and private front garden. They did not use the space at all, other than to open the front door to visitors. Efforts over the years to improve the space had been piece-meal and only partially successful. However, there was a large and beautifully shaped old apple tree, which was definitely worth saving. The ultimate design of the new garden took into account the wide frontage of the old house and its ‘country-like’ feel. A wide expanse of lawn and dry-stone retaining walls, using stone from Carey Gully, were used to create a sense of space and privacy. A low rendered wall,  with a vertical garden on one side was built to enclose the outside sitting area accessed through double doors from the house.  Finally, a small private sitting area was designed down one end of the garden, surrounded by lush vegetation and overlooked by the old apple tree.

Small, private sitting area



Front garden with lawn and dry-stone walling

Front garden before work started

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