This large terrace is south facing with wonderful views to the River Thames but it lacked interest and offered no privacy. The client’s wanted a low maintenance garden design with a timeless quality to work with the surrounding communal gardens, but with a contemporary twist. The garden design needed to offer some privacy without obstructing the views to the river.
The garden design solution for the terrace combined a contemporary polished limestone paving with a timeless handmade clay brick that was used in both walling and paving. Two tier low brick planters add a vertical dimension whilst the smooth dark grey tall granite planters chime with the existing grey metal furniture.
Iroko planters and decorative trellis create a hidden storage area. Matching cube planters with large topiary spheres echo the box hedging of the communal gardens and serve to separate the terrace from the common parts.
A low maintenance planting scheme combines agapanthus, lavender, grasses, and architectural plants all planted through a decorative gravel mulch with a full irrigation system.