Curvy Garden Design and Build Alexandra Palace
Fabulous flowing garden in London N10
Acacia Gardens has successfully finished a garden design and build project with graceful curves in Alexandra Palace, London N10. The primary objective of this endeavour was to conceive new patio spaces that harmoniously complemented the house and its natural environment. In line with the existing design, we introduced curved shapes to add a touch of softness to the overall aesthetic. The project’s pivotal features included the creation of two distinct patio zones at the rear of the garden, seamlessly incorporating new flower beds that echoed the same materials.
The main goal of the garden design was to create patio spaces. We designed two distinct patio zones, seamlessly integrating matching flower beds. Emphasising the garden as an indoor extension, we suggested warm, inviting colours for materials and plants.
We integrated two elegantly curved patios, one in the front and another at the rear of the garden. The latter is on a slightly elevated platform with a raised white-rendered planting section, forming a beautiful backdrop. We used a combination of clay pavers and porcelain stone from London Stone.
The garden showcased mature shrubs, notably a captivating Chamaerops Humilis visible from indoors. Seasonal herbaceous plants in pink, yellow, purple and autumnal reds were added for extra appeal. New focal points included Multistem trees: Acer Bloodgood, Amelamchier Lamarckii and Magnolia Stellata. The composition featured repeated triangular and round shapes with Salvia Caradonna and Echinops Bannaticus. At the same time, diverse textures came from Dryopteris Erythrosora, Pittosporum Elizabeth’s delicate leaves, and Molinia Caerulea grasses for contrast and interest.
Curved Path Installation
We constructed a gracefully curved, self-bonded gravel pathway that guides you through the garden, starting at the kitchen and house extension patio and winding through lush planting, ultimately connecting the front and rear patios. This curved pathway complements the patios’ overall design using self-bonded gravel, ensuring the gravel remains securely in place. Rustic-style bricks border it for added charm. Unlike traditional loose gravel, self-binding gravel is a blend of small stones, sand and clay particles that naturally adhere together. It creates a durable, stable surface that resists shifting, making it the ideal choice for walkways and pedestrian areas.
We created inviting patio spaces that seamlessly blend with the house and its surroundings. Our design emphasised curved shapes to add softness and harmony. This project allowed us to extend the indoors into the garden, using warm, inviting colours for materials and plants, creating a genuinely captivating outdoor space. Our construction team built the entire garden, followed by soft planting.
Beatriz Blas Cabanes
Garden Designer Acacia Gardens Ltd
Herman, Genti, Beatriz and the team managed our garden redevelopment brilliantly from start to finish. They listened carefully to our brief and responded imaginatively and with great care to balance a new design and planting plan that would work alongside some established trees and plants. The garden is now full of interest throughout the seasons and is complemented by two lovely patios areas for sun and shade. The ground works and planting were completed by a team who were friendly, professional, skilled and very hard working. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Acacia Gardens.