Brentwood - Essex

A fine balance between hard and soft landscapes, entertainment and playfulness, and open-enclosed spaces in this small urban garden.


We worked in close collaboration with our clients on this project to create the perfect garden for their family - the space dedicated to the children being essential, we worked together to find the right balance between entertaining space, play areas and planting.

STATUS: Completed in 2021

Landscape construction: Jamie Haire

Photography: Julie Skelton

Dense and lush planting brings harmony between upper and lower spaces.  Hedges and climbers help the garden look soft and green all year around, even in place where the planting is limited.


A water feature bringing another playful element to the garden come and sit within a deconstructed planted area integrating to the paving, and softening the walls directly visible from the interiors.


Because of its size, it was important for us to make sure all outdoor spaces were packed with beautiful and meaningful details, even in the smallest form.  This was integrated into the design with plant species creating cushions along the small retaining walls, some beautiful textures on boundaries with charcoaled timber, with a subtle change of tone within the paving stone, from the lighting design, foliage and blossom combination, boundaries and paving materials and textures.