Posts Tagged ‘Small gardens’

From the drawing board: The finished garden in Hammersmith

1 Written by Lisa on 29th Jun 2016 in From the drawing board

Built-in BBQ Hammersmith Garden Lisa Cox Designs

I was up in London last week planting a garden in Hammersmith.  This small garden was part of a house renovation project of which the inside of the house isn’t quite finished, but the garden is now a fully functional room and now that they’ve moved back in, I hope will give them a space where they can escape from the chaos inside.

This is how the garden looked before we started…

Hammersmith Garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

It was pretty much being used as a dumping ground for the builders but a blank canvass all the same.

Here’s the concept design and axonometric sketch I put together…

Concept Design Hammersmith Garden Lisa Cox

Axonometric sketch Hammersmith garden Lisa Cox Designs

The aim was to create a family garden where they can entertain friends and family but that also provides a space where the children can play outside.  It’s a small garden, but that doesn’t mean it can’t function as a multi-purpose space.

Seating area in Hammersmith garden Lisa Cox Designs

The built-in BBQ provides additional storage space and the contemporary rendered raised beds and sawn paving tie in with the finish inside the house.  The furniture shown here is from my clients’ previous house and will eventually be swapped for lounge seating that will provide enough room to accommodate 4 people.

Lounge seating Hammersmith garden Lisa Cox Designs

Fortunately they have a cellar in the house for storage, but we also fitted in a small storage near the house for a few garden tools and children’s toys.

Hammersmith Garden after planting Lisa Cox Designs

Obviously the garden needs some time to settle and the planting time to fill out, but it’s already a nice place to sit and relax.  I’ll be back there in the autumn to plant the bulbs so I’ll keep you posted once it’s had a bit of time to come to life.


(Images: Lisa Cox)


RHS Chelsea 2016: My pick of the Artisan Gardens – Part Two

0 Written by Lisa on 26th May 2016 in Inspiration

Papworth Trust Together We Can Gdn RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

This afternoon I have two more gardens to share with you.  The first is the Papworth Trust ‘Together We Can’ garden, designed by Peter Eustance. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016: My pick of the Artisan Gardens – Part One

0 Written by Lisa on 26th May 2016 in Inspiration

Senri-Sentei Garage Garden Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

I love the Artisan Gardens at Chelsea – I sometimes think they’re more inspiring, probably because they’re so small and full of detail. Read more

Softening the edges in small gardens

4 Written by Lisa on 6th Jul 2015 in Design Tips

Grass mounds Hauser Wirth Somerset Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Using curves in small spaces can be a challenge as often there just isn’t the space to allow the curve to be what it is. Read more

Tackling really small gardens

0 Written by Lisa on 25th Nov 2014 in Design Tips

Bletchingley courtyard sketch Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I’ve just been working on the designs for a client in Richmond who has the tiniest of gardens, just 25m2 to be precise.  Spaces this small can often be more challenging to design because it’s every square inch counts. Read more

Lisa Cox Welcome

I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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