This small courtyard garden belongs to an impressive Georgian house in Camberwell, London. The owners had spent two years restoring the interior of the property in a traditional Georgian Style and having completed the work were keen to have a garden that would complement the traditional style of the work done in the house.
A very high, dominating wall on the rear boundary line became one of the key factors of the design. Despite its height and dominance of the space, it did give the garden a cosy feel, something the design tries to accentuate. The difficult angle of this wall was also influential in the decision to have a semi-circular hard landscaped seating area.
The clients were also keen to have a garden that looked like it had been there a while. To help achieve this, reclaimed building materials were used and the accessories for the garden were bought in French and English reclamation yards.