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I design and build contemporary gardens,
landscapes and roof terraces throughout London. The portfolio projects feature new trends in modern gardens, from a small patio design to larger family gardens, with a major speciality in roof gardens design. In town gardens, I have always been asked for low maintenance contemporary designs and this has evolved into an important element of all my projects. I offer a design and installation service in London, for domestic and corporate clients creating contemporary cutting edge garden design.


For me, creating a garden is about maximising the potential of a place creating a story through a narrative of details, as every outdoor space can possess beauty and meaning. I feel inspired designing in a contemporary vernacular, though I try to produce timeless pieces in the use of materials, shapes and volumes I do not want my gardens to date rapidly, but to age gracefully.
Contemporary garden design in town often calls for low maintenance; a small courtyard garden ought to feel spacious; large open land needs terraces with comforting human scale. Yet every outdoor room, be it a secluded contemporary courtyard, a mediterranean garden or a soaring roof terrace, needs to relate to the landscape beyond. The feeling of completeness we find in beautiful contemporary gardens, regardless of size or location, derives from a connection to their surroundings: a sense of place that gives tranquillity and peace.






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Professor David Stevens in ‘Small Space gardens’ published by Conran Octopus:

“If you want a clean, elegant and eminently liveable garden you will not get much better than this.
It is the personification of the garden designer’s skill set within a small city courtyard…
Although the Modern Movement flourished some seventy years ago, its design styles and ethos are
as strong today as they ever were, being subtly updated by every generation of gifted designers.”







Low maintenance planting design


When working in and around central London for busy City folk the likelihood is that many do not have the experience, the interest or the time for horticulture. On the one hand it sometimes makes it difficult to explain how certain plants grow, yet on the other it gives me the freedom to evolve my vision and enjoy the cooperation of my clients.

It is important to find out the level of gardening experience the client has and whether they will tender the maintenance to a professional, as this will determine the complexity of the planting design. Working in a contemporary vernacular I tend to plant in simple, bold textural drifts. This has evolved hand in hand with clients needing low maintenance gardens to suit the way we live today.

When low maintenance planting is the key for a client’s easy gardening life there are certain things I try and avoid. Plants that require complicated pruning. Perennials needing constant division and lifting. Flora that require too much winter protection. High attention plants such as Roses and small plants in pots without automatic irrigation. Invasive, spreading plants and plants that will shed sap and fruit over delicate surfaces.

Many evergreen architectural plants provide the visual focal points needed to choreograph modern garden spaces. The correct positioning in sun or shade, soil, drainage, watering and feeding lead to high performance and ultimately low maintenance I select all my plants myself, hands on, at the nurseries. There could be no better way to assess a specimen, group it with other plants to experiment with a composition and assure that the clients receive the best possible quality plants.

 

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10 top tips for placing sculpture in a contemporary garden

10 best ideas for pots and planters in a modern city garden

10 most useful ideas for creating contemporary garden seating

10 useful tips for improving your garden lighting

10 hints for using architectural plants in the design of contemporary garden planting

10 top tips for building the ultimate contemporary water feature

10 ways to design hedging and topiary in a modern garden

10 top contemporary garden benches designed by MyLandscapes LTD

10 top paving stones to use in contemporary garden design

10 top principles in designing garden decking

5 reasons to plant a Japanese Maple

5 reasons to plant a Mexican Lily

5 reasons to plant a Ginkgo tree

5 reasons to plant a Silver birch

5 reasons to plant an Olive tree

7 contemporary powder coated garden planters by MyLandscapes LTD

7 gardens and roof terraces with artificial grass by MyLandscapes LTD

7 palm trees you should plant in a contemporary garden

7 most effective contemporary garden screens

7 contemporary garden furniture sets

7 exceptional contemporary garden steps

7 top contemporary garden design close up details created by MyLandscapes LTD

6 great bamboo designs for contemporary gardens

6 wonderful ground cover plants for modern gardens

6 notable London landmarks viewed from our contemporary roof terraces

8 of our best contemporary gardens and roof terraces by 8 notable photographers

17 flowers blossoms and blooms in the spring town garden

11 Garden designs before and after

9 images showcase of contemporary garden design for your planting project inspiration

10 garden design and installation plans landscape construction and gardens build plans

14 Cool and trendy garden design features of the most popular garden elements

25 stunning flower images in incredible photographic locations

15 garden design ideas and inspiration visiting London parks in June by mylandscapes

20 flower photographs in the summer city garden

15 beautiful leaf patterns for your garden design inspiration

10 unusual flowers in summer gardens and landscape design

8 contemporary roof and garden designs year showcase 2013

39 pictures of contemporary gardens and roof terraces by garden photographers

10 top private roof terraces in central London

11 photographs of autumn colour in foliage, berries and flowers

8 stages of building a contemporary Japanese garden

20 Kew Gardens images in the early autumn

15 Autumn colour inspirations for your garden with flowers, leaves and berries

5 reasons to create a wildlife roof terrace in the centre of London




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Roof gardens portfolio   Rooftop terrace London   Roof garden design  
Small roof terrace
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