18 Addison Avenue
Designer Alice Coptcoat
Suppliers Alan Hayward Joinery, Crocus, David Austin Roses
The owner of this garden wanted to develop the space into a secluded courtyard garden where she could relax and entertain. Being an experienced garden designer herself, having trained at the English School of Garden Design, she set about reorganising the space.
Working alongside Bowles & Wyer’s maintenance team, plant selections were discussed and a few select plants were retained, including a Phyllostachys vivax aureocualis and two olive trees in the side border.
Alan Hayward was used to create the Iroko trellis. The feature olive tree, which was craned over the rear wall by Crocus, was underplanted with Erigeron karvinskianus to evoke a memory of a former garden that the client owned in France.
Sculptures were set on oak pedestals and most of the planting went in relatively small. The owner was happy to wait for plants to mature, allowing them to be shaped to fit the proportions of the space. The garden planting has a strong sculptural quality, throughout which seasonal flowers interweave and meander. Having maintained the garden since its creation, the maintenance team has been able to realise the owner’s design.
"Having created this small courtyard garden with the owner in 2011 and continued to maintain it since, the contractor has been able to ensure her vision for the garden is being realised. It is beautifully maintained, with all pruning carefully undertaken as appropriate to the style and habit of each individual tree and shrub. This lovely scheme reflects the knowledge of the garden designer owner and the horticultural expertise of the contractor."
Project Henry Fawcett Primary School
Main Contractor Trees for Cities
Suppliers Evergreen Exterior Services, Evergreen Pots and Soil, Livingreen Design
Henry Fawcett Primary School prides itself on investing in high-quality resources to keep up with a rapidly changing world. It has a brand new rooftop library alongside its roof garden, two Astroturf ball courts where its coach teaches the children a variety of sports, an edible playground where children grow fruits and vegetables and a child-sized kitchen in which all the children regularly cook their own grown produce. It is a beautiful school, with a purpose-built Children’s Centre, in the heart of Kennington that takes great pride in the learning environment and teaches the children to produce well-presented work in a wide range of cross-curricular subjects, which parents can see displayed attractively throughout the building.