Formerly a back garden with astroturf, compacted soil, large shrubs and shaded by a huge tree with imposing roots from a neighbouring industrial estate which it backs on to.
In collaboration with the client, a very design-conscious owner, the garden was re-imagined as ‘A Secret Garden’ after extensive groundworks and tree root removal. The garden includes a rich seasonal tapestry of planting which the client was inspired by as a regular visitor to ‘The Fox Garden’ at the South London Gallery in Peckham.
A bespoke slatted vertical fence allows morning and evening light to filter through on to a secret seating area at the back of the garden. The fence also catches the changing shadows throughout the day which can be viewed from the house.
This garden was completed in July 2023 so still growing before it reaches its full potential.
A Secret Garden, Camberwell