Urban Garden Design Maida Vale
The brief was to transform the existing walled-garden into an appealing and calm retreat that felt connected to the newly decorated indoor living area, where a colour scheme of white and grey had been used.
On the positive side, the garden despite its small size was sunny and felt very open. On the negative side, the brown-brick walled boundaries felt oppressing and there was no structure to the existing planting; the borders looked totally bare in the winter months.
Rendering the old boundary walls and painting them light grey brought softness to the space, while the inter-linked raised beds of different width and height helped bring the plants to eye level in an interesting way. A cute ipe capped built-in bench edged by clipped buxus act as a focal point and completes nicely the overall scheme. Beige sawn sandstone paving slabs was used on the ground and to cope the walls to bounce the light around.
We used a high proportion of evergreen plants and grasses to ensure that the borders look great in the winter months, and added blossom in white, purple and blues to further link the garden with the living area.