What a busy and productive summer it has been for us! Variety definitely being the word that sums it up!
Our newly designed and planted up cottage garden on Platform 1 of Kentish Town overground looks very lovely and is now providing a lot of pleasure for commuters and Thameslink staff alike. Such fun to see folk getting off the train and emptying their water bottles in the beds! If you are passing, do stop and pick some runner beans. As a result of the success of the Platform 1 cottage garden, we have been asked to create another garden at West Hampstead station. Perhaps this time we will get the compost delivered by train! We love the idea of greening up underused drab, urban sites, and are happy to develop projects like these, with our community gardener (volunteer!) hats on!
Creating inspiring outdoor spaces in health practices is another area we remain passionate about. The launch of our naturalistic, The Listening Space garden, at the Caversham health centre last month was a huge success. The drifts of grasses – miscanthus, molinia, pennisetums, are now very much at their peak and look so beautiful mixed in with the new perennial selection of rudbeckias, echinaceas etc.
We have been approached by another oestopathic health clinic in NW3 to design a space for them and are very excited about this.
A new project we are also very excited about is the brief to design and maintain a new kitchen garden at a fabulous new restaurant in Fortess Rd, NW5 opening in September: Ceremony. We think it is so great that this new decadent vegetarian restaurant in our ‘hood is aiming to include items in the menu from the garden. Botanical booze and inspiring herb-infused cocktails being menu items we are particularly interested in!
Do you have a drab, unused, bin heavy side alley that you think might have potential to turn into an interesting little space? If so, get in touch. Side gardens are SOOO on trend.
Enjoy late summer, watch those apples and pears ripen by the day on trees heavily laden with fruit. It’s going to be a good harvest this year.
Remember, we also love nothing more than a good maintenance, pruning session. It doesn’t have to be all about design with us….