As part of the redevelopment of this Chelsea townhouse, the clients wanted a new garden that would maximise space for a growing family.
The garden has two parts. A terrace leads directly from the principal floor and provides a sheltered seating space. Stairs lead from this to the main part of the garden, an enclosed courtyard. Three sides are surrounded with evergreen Espalier trees to provide privacy without casting shade. The sense of space is maximised by the use of a minimal number of light coloured materials and the use of repetition and rhythm. A generous English Oak table forms the central focus for the garden.
Photography: James Aldridge