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Sunken Patio Garden

This garden is on a steep site in North London, which has been divided by designer James Walsh into two sections; a private sunken garden and a lawned play area


GAP Photos/Paul Debois - Design James Walsh

Feature No:   3836 

Qty of Images:    65 


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Viewed from the house, you are faced with a lush, green slope, densely planted with perennials, which hides the space behind. Moving from the living area and kitchen into the garden via a large door, you enter the lower section, which is a stone paved family patio with a table, chairs and recycled Jarra railway sleeper bench. On one side is a steep bank with herbaceous borders contained by more railway sleepers. This creates a sunken garden - a cool green private space, not overlooked by neighbours. Either end of this narrow patio is a willow hurdle fence with Vitis vinifera trained up them. At the far end, a recycled mirror is used to create the illusion of more space. You enter main garden via wooden steps through the herbaceous border. This upper section is essentially a larger lawn are set aside for children to play. There is a smaller patio area with table and chairs, alongside a small shed for bikes and also a trampoline. The lawn is surrounded by more borders, containing a mixture of new and existing plants. There is a small front garden with a very traditional layout. A path lined with lavender leads to the front door. To one side there is another herbaceous border, with a large hedge for privacy. On the opposite side, there is an area for bins, with a bespoke wood cover with a green roof covered in succulents.



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