Urban Oasis

Creating an urban oasis was an ideal solution for this small garden.  The client wished to have a space, where she could escape the stresses of everyday life and feel enclosed by nature.

Previously the garden included a small dispiriting lawn which demanded far too much time and effort.  There are now two terraces linked by a sinuous curving path edged with lavender, thyme and bay.   The choice of terrace means that there is alway a sunny spot to sit.  In mid-june foxgloves, roses and deutzia bring a harmony of soft pink and white to the garden. Later in the season Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ and lavender create a dazzling contrast.

The garden is now an inviting and relaxing place to spend time and a great space for a party.   Without the weekly chore of lawn mowing, that the owner is free to concentrate on the planting.  The shrubs and climbers will only need attention twice a year and the durable Stonemarket paving means that the garden can be used all year round.

The dispiriting lawn no longer demands time and the space is now a great place for a party at any time of year.
Edged by lavender, thyme and bay the path creates a sinuous curve between the two terraces.
 In mid-june foxgloves,roses and deutzia bring a harmony of soft pink and white to the garden.
Later in the season crocosmia and lavender create a dazzling combination