A resilient garden inspired by the hills of the Luberon region, in southern France, and designed to cope with warmer summers and less predictable weather changes.
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This new planting scheme for a garden in Islington is a tale of two hemispheres, on two counts.
Based in North London, it incorporates a range of plants native to New Zealand, where the owners spent their childhood.
It also has two distinct environments: one side faces south, it is sunny and warm, with well-drained soil, while the other faces north, is in the shade, and the soil remains reliably moist.
But what can appear a challenge in garden design terms is also an opportunity to bring greater variety, while maintaining coherence by playing with shapes and textures.
A low-maintenance gravel garden with simple lines for the front of an angular 1950s brick house located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Generous planting softens boundaries, increases kerb appeal, and turns a space that was once a mere access route into one where the owners and their visitors might linger.
A garden for a young professional couple in North London, who commute into the city every day and enjoy their outdoor space but have little time to look after it.