Long Back Garden Highgate London
Residential Landscaping N6
Acacia Gardens undertook the garden build remit for a lovely long back garden in Highgate, North London N6. For this project, we worked with garden designer Emma Appleby, helping to bring her vision to life. A combination of hard and soft landscaping refreshed the garden for maximum family enjoyment. The hard landscaping included installing a Millboard decking leading from the house and a sandstone terrace for alfresco dining. A series of pathways help you explore the garden’s end to maximise the entire outside area. With a woodland section and raised vegetable beds, this is a glorious garden in the heart of Highgate, North London.
Acacia Gardens installed a large Millboard Decking area outside the rear of the house. The patio doors lead straight onto the decked terrace with room for a dining table and chairs. Steps lead straight onto the newly turfed lawn, where one can admire the planted borders.
We installed a sandstone terrace in the middle of the garden next to the greenhouse and raised vegetable beds. The second patio allows for an additional dining spot in the garden where homeowners can pick fresh herbs from the vegetable beds to season their meals.
Several pathways were added to the design to ensure ease of movement from the sandstone terrace to the rear of the garden. These included stepping stones through planting, flagstones laid in gravel and a self-binding gravel pathway with Everedge Edging. Different styles were used for form and function.
For the soft landscaping, we installed a turfed lawn cut into a zig-zag shape with planted borders. Woodland planting was added to the rear of the garden to maximise the shady area. We built the raised beds in the middle of the plot where the homeowners could grow herbs and veggies.
The Highgate Garden was a long plot that required a series of terraces and soft landscaping to make sense of the length. Emma’s clever design takes you on a voyage of discovery as you move through the outside space. Cutting the lawn into a zig-zag shape draws the eyes to the borders where the pretty planting can be admired. This garden provides the homeowners with areas to entertain and socialise along with natural beauty through the woodland planting and the beautiful borders.
Managing Director Acacia Gardens Ltd