Kensington Town House contemporary-landscape
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Kensington Town House Contemporary Landscape, London

We designed and constructed a beautiful BALI award winning garden for this Kensington town house. The original layout was very angular and the client wanted to improve access from the basement living space. Bartholomew’s brief was to create a feeling of space and to ensure that the whole garden was usable by the whole family throughout the year. An elegant sweeping staircase wraps around a central water feature and a green wall with naturalistic planting adds life to an otherwise sterile space. The garden was designed using AutoCAD and a 3d model was produced to illustrate the gentle curves and winding steps and paths.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Lauren Dunec Design added this to 12 Design Moves to Make Your Narrow Lot Look Wider
5. Layer plantings to avoid the “corridor effect.” Planting beds that curve in from the sides of a garden and cut into the line of sight down the yard help break up a “corridor effect” and make the garden seem wider. Vary the heights of plants in the beds as well as their foliage and flower colors to emphasize dimension in a small space.
Lauren Dunec Design added this to 10 Ways to Create a Secret Garden
3. Screening and hedges for privacy. Nothing breaks the spell of a secret garden like seeing the blank faces of adjacent buildings or looking straight into a neighbor’s windows. Turn to fences, evergreen hedges and trees with leafy canopies for screening. A combination of fencing and tall, layered plantings makes this townhouse in London’s Kensington neighborhood feel like a woodsy retreat rather than a city garden.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

firefly12 added this to Landscapes, Gardens and Patios
Soft curves in deep garden, and interesting materials used in pathway.
MtTime2 Time added this to backyard
Layer plantings to avoid the “corridor effect.” Planting beds that curve in from the sides of a garden and cut into the line of sight down the yard help break up a “corridor effect” and make the garden seem wider. Vary the heights of plants in the beds as well as their foliage and flower colors to emphasize dimension in a small space.
Bearcubus added this to Hardscaping
for a narrow lot: low, curving, stone-rimmed path treatment, framed by layers of plants.
Cindy f added this to cinfogg's ideas
5. Layer plantings to avoid the “corridor effect.” Planting beds that curve in from the sides of a garden and cut into the line of sight down the yard help break up a “corridor effect” and make the garden seem wider. Vary the heights of plants in the beds as well as their foliage and flower colors to emphasize dimension in a small space.
Monique M added this to Backyard
3. Screening and hedges for privacy. Nothing breaks the spell of a secret garden like seeing the blank faces of adjacent buildings or looking straight into a neighbor’s windows. Turn to fences, evergreen hedges and trees with leafy canopies for screening. A combination of fencing and tall, layered plantings makes this townhouse in London’s Kensington neighborhood feel like a woodsy retreat rather than a city garden.
vvzodvv added this to Backyard
For Kinlee: Screening and hedges for privacy. Nothing breaks the spell of a secret garden like seeing the blank faces of adjacent buildings or looking straight into a neighbor’s windows.
Betty Harper added this to Landscaping
Winding path with edges to contain pea gravel
shajac01 added this to Garden
Like the clean look and color of the steps and edge
Tanya Freedman added this to outdoor space
Love the living privacy screening

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