Nelson’s Row, Clapham, South London SW4

Small Urban Garden 60 sq m

Low maintenance

Materials: Kebony decking, Kebony seat tops, grey sandstone paving, Cedar 50 mm, smooth grade, trellising, white washed brick walls, large terracotta pots.

Plants: Low maintenance

Brief: The clients were looking to transform their small, town house garden. They wanted to create a courtyard space that they could relax in, after work and at weekends. They also wished to make use of a dysfunctional side return.

During our client consultation and site assessment, we discovered that the existing decking was completely rotten. The space was overgrown with vegetation and they had a severe problem with pigeons. They required a low maintenance, minimal design that would brighten up the space.