Gardenmakers shortlisted for Society of Garden Designers 2015 Awards
Posted on 13th Oct, 2015
Louise and Caroline are delighted that their Fulham courtyard garden has been shortlisted for this year’s Society of Garden Designers Awards.
Thanks also to Pro Landscaper Magazine for featuring the courtyard photographed by Helen Fickling in its October edition – see below.
The garden is shortlisted in the Small Budget Garden category for domestic projects where the total budget (not including Design fees) does not exceed £30,000. This project although small in overall area was not without its challenges. Located down a cul de sac at the Chelsea end of the Fulham Road the project was part of a residential re-development. Most of the existing garden had been removed to allow for excavation for a basement which meant the new garden had to be created on top of the basement extension. The client wanted the garden to look established from the outset with year-round interest and to create a visual impact through the floor to ceiling glass wall. Two very tall walls forming two sides of the courtyard and a Magnolia tree were existing features that had to be considered.
Vande Moortel handmade natural clay pavers were used for the hard landscaping and provide space for outdoor seating. The planting combined structural evergreen plants with more informal herbaceous perennials to ensure the garden provides interest year round. Lighting and sculptural elements were also key to the design with two planted Bronzino handmade copper planters providing key focal points.