Small City Garden

East London

Bamboo Landscaping arrived on this site as the builders were finishing work on a kitchen extension and garden studio. The minimal space in between was required to serve as an extension of the kitchen, an outdoor sitting area and an open space for entertaining guests.

The owners had a nice sense of style, as seen in the glass box window that protrudes from the side of the kitchen, creating a charming place to sit. We took this into account in our garden design, running the decking round and under this feature to give the feeling of being outside on the decking while sitting indoors.

The garden bench seat, on the left as you walk out through the folding doors, opens up for storage and the outdoor seating area is sized to accommodate the kitchen table and its benches for al fresco dining in the summer. With simple, low maintenance planting, the result is a clean, well planned design that gives a small space a big impact.