Harlesden front garden

The designer’s own garden, this south facing plot was an opportunity to finally indulge in some favourite sun-loving plants.

A new brick wall and hard landscaping of strong geometric shapes complement the aesthetics of the Edwardian architecture. A balance is struck between the formal practicality of a London front garden and Mediterranean planting. Deep flower beds are bordered with lavender balls which emphasise the structure while filling the garden with perfume. Within these borders the planting is freer and naturalistic. An olive tree provides a strong focal point.