A Perfect Fit
Every garden project we design and build features intrinsically unique qualities; a standout location or distinctive natural beauty, exclusive architecture or exceptional clients. At times, this entire gamut of attributes consolidates within one great garden, inspiring and steering a one-off prospect – developed attentively to produce a sequence of new design elements which evolves into an outstanding outdoor space. Bespoke, well-thought-out, enticing and evocative of their place, these personalised, intimate and highly detailed gardens articulate an unceasing passion for architectural design, ecology and well-being – a one truly shared by our diverse, insightful clientele.
Design & Words: Amir Schlezinger
Gardens impart their most sensory experiences in planting juxtapositions, flawlessly forming soothing associations with man-made hard landscapes around them. With urban life increasingly engulfed in pollution, alongside space deprivation and detrimental habitat loss among vital wildlife species, we strive to endorse green, rejuvenating planting schemes which underline ecological awareness and our clients' well-being. Whether in wholly native flora groupings, hot Mediterranean drifts, or lush, unusual combinations amid shade, tailored for diverse locations, plants unquestionably form the most pivotal design elements in any garden, whatever its size or aspect.
Within the extent of most town gardens, we spend a good deal of time sitting down while outdoors; not only due to sheer lack of space, disenchantment with gardening and fixation with wireless devices, but also by virtue of a lifestyle driven by unrelenting work commitments. Yet, preceded only by planting in terms of pure elements, the seating areas which transform town gardens from detached, wild places into havens of social gatherings become utterly paramount in maximising the benefits of outdoor spaces, via the intimate, to the flamboyant and every restorative nuance in between, as ideal vantage points.
The accentuation, layering and interspersion of stimulating focal points throughout a garden are at the heart of the landscape design discipline. Whether architecturally prominent, gracefully concealed, or sequentially interrelated, these cardinal centrepieces form a complete narrative by generating key points of reference, balancing scale and complementing a garden design's fabric with stature and pith. While for an observer, the experience of being drawn by focal points may at times be absorbed rather subliminally, for a landscape designer, this process entails judicious refinement of spatial ideas in a thrilling journey of seeking original, and inspired, garden design elements.
Enveloping an entire garden, surfaces form the underlayer through which all design elements emanate from. We seek clarity in layout, boldness in materials and refined compositional rhythm to sustain a dynamic natural framework. From wood to stone, grass in its sweet-smelling and man-made forms to precast tiles, aggregates, concrete and bricks, there's an infinite spectrum of creativity within surface blueprints which embraces every design element originating through, above and below it. The seductive qualities of tactility, tone, sound, contrast and well-defined detail, when harmoniously balanced, are surface properties which aren't only a testament to the mere art of designing beautiful, accomplished gardens, but also to the craft of the industrious, and rather dependable, teams who construct them.