Archway Family Garden Build

Natural Garden in London N16

Transformation of the garden to a lush space

For the Archway garden project, Acacia Gardens collaborated with Taryn Ferris Garden Design to undertake the hard and soft landscaping elements of this garden build. The garden design by Taryn Ferris Garden Design focused on making the most of the full-length views offered by newly installed bi-fold windows across the back garden. This rear family garden is designed for privacy, shielding from left-sided neighbours, and incorporates a sunny dining area for four. We are delighted to announce this Landscaping project was shortlisted for 2020’s ProLandscaper ‘Small Project BIG IMPACT’ Awards.

Archway Family Garden Key Features

Relaxing patio with reclaimed stone from old patio relaid

Hard Landscaping

After building work, the garden deteriorated, with sandstone paving covered in soil and the lawn turning muddy. We revitalised it by cleaning and reusing the Old Indian sandstone and installing a sunlit patio. We used compacted sharp sand for grouting to retain its vintage look and allow for weed growth. Millboard steppingstones, set on plas-pro composite frames, ensure plant safety. The deteriorated fences were replaced with traditional lap panels and colour-matched slated trellis. Additionally, a child-friendly ‘secret garden gate’ was installed.
View from the lawn area to the garden

Soft Landscaping

The garden, though small, harmoniously blends bands of plants with two lawn areas. Its North-West orientation casts sunlight on the rear and deep shade towards the front so the layout divides the garden into sunlit and shaded halves. A central garden bed houses the key feature, a Prunus x yedoensis multistem, complemented by semi-shade Anemanthele grass. Three pleached Carpinus trees offer privacy from the left, while a fragrant Trachelospermum adorns the timber fence. A strategically placed terracotta pot containing Rubus fruticosus ‘Loch Ness’ becomes a winter highlight. We introduced small fruit trees for aesthetics and edibility, hinting at an expandable ‘Orchard’.
Herman Pobrati Managing Director Garden Designer

In collaboration with Taryn Ferris Garden Design, Acacia Gardens transformed a 45 sq meter Archway garden into a tranquil retreat, maximising views from new bi-fold windows. We emphasised privacy, a family-friendly dining area, and low-maintenance plants. The blend of vintage old Indian sandstone with modern touches like the ‘Orchard’ and ‘Secret Garden Gate’ showcases our dedication. This project’s recognition in the 2020’s ProLandscaper, ‘Small Project BIG IMPACT’ Awards speaks to our commitment to quality.

Herman Pobrati

Managing Director Acacia Gardens Ltd

Archway Family Garden Details

Client Feedback

“We are very pleased with the results. Our garden designer Taryn Ferris Garden Design has really worked closely with Acacia Gardens to make sure our work was delivered as per design and on budget. Landscaping was carried to great standards and we so excited with our garden. The team was hard working, efficient and cleaned the flooring every day. Also, there was not even a smallest scratch, considering all materials and large trees were going through the newly renovated property.”

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