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Kenyon Street, Fulham


Rear garden of city terraced house whose clients desired an informal space with a concept inspired by an English cottage planting scheme that created a peaceful refuge and invoked the tranquility of a rural setting.

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Design development

With the long and relatively narrow composition of the rear garden, it was proposed to create informal enclaves that meandered through the length of the garden via the sweeps of curves cut within the indian sandstone paving.  On the vertical establishment of the planting scheme these compartments would become complete, creating a sense of depth, size and mystery within the garden.  With the close proximity and encompassing nature of the plants around the circular paved seating areas, it was hoped to foster a setting that removes itself from its current urban location.  Further depth within the garden was achieved by  painting the rear brick boundary wall a shade of green, to blend in with the existing and established plants and generate a perception of endlessness.   Please click on space bar below to view presentation sheets.

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                                       Completed project after three years, construction phase, completed project and scheme after a year.

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