Finsbury Park garden

There were lots of interesting plants in this well cared for garden, but it needed a stronger design and focus. The aim was to create an urban retreat in which to relax and entertain. The client enjoys gardening and wanted an interesting variety of naturalistic planting that she could develop.

The garden has three areas: a square shady bed near the house by a large patio, now planted with woodland plants; the main garden, the lawn reconfigured as two intersecting circles, surrounded by dense planting; and finally, at the end of the garden, an informally planted area at the base of some tall trees, with winding paths and seating.

We used as much of the original plant stock as possible, moving them and adding others to make the design more cohesive and dynamic.