A basement gardenTransitional Patio, London
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Screen strategicallyBelieve it or not, this leafy oasis started life as a gloomy, empty basement overlooked by a car park – until, that is, designer Roberto Silva of Silva Landscapes worked his magic and created this inviting gem of a secluded small garden.
Garden at a GlanceWho lives here A single professional womanLocation Islington, north LondonProperty A basement flat in a Georgian houseGarden dimensions Around 4 x 7.5mDesigner Roberto Silva of Silva LandscapesThe owner of this basement flat isn’t big on gardening, but she does love to sit amid flowers and foliage, and chat to friends in a welcoming outside space. So her brief to Roberto was to create a low-maintenance but leafy, evergreen garden in her tiny basement plot.
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