Side Return Garden Transformed in Balham

Rachel's Gardens

The clients were keen to maximize the long narrow side return garden which their kitchen opened out on to and is slightly overlooked. We installed millboard composite decking as this has longevity. We made a bespoke contemporary pergola with stainless steel tension wires running in between which will support climbers and give it a nice finish. Some of the planters were bespoke made from soft wood and cedar clad and one also doubled up as a storage unit.

The other pots were carefully selected. The planting is a mix of evergreen climbers and box balls with bulbs and perennials to give all year round interest.