Islington.

A neglected large ex-council Georgian terrace house in Islington.

The garden had been used as a dumping ground for years and had no redeeming features except for some lovely old brick walls.

The house had previously been split into several flats. The new owners lovingly restored it back into a family home and wanted a new garden to go along with it.

The biggest challenge was dealing with the heights of the garden and the access (everything had to enter and leave through a lower ground floor window).

Deep shade and heavy clay soils also had be taken into consideration for the planting and the creation of privacy.

 

Back of house before.
Back of house before.

The main garden was much higher than the exit area from the house.

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Back of house after.
Back of house after.

The area was lowered to make it more user friendly. Beech hedging was used to provide extra privacy.

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Before
Before
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Three distinct areas.
Three distinct areas.

Creating the new levels. Lower patio leads up to the middle terrace & up to the top terrace.

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1st & 2nd terrace view.
1st & 2nd terrace view.

Oak retaining wall created.

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Middle and top terrace.
Middle and top terrace.

Season 1 planting.

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Before.
Before.

View down to the house.

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After.
After.

Belgian brick and stone terrace created on 2 levels.

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To terrace.
To terrace.
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