House Refurbishment & Extension, HighburyContemporary Garden, London
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“The garden was just too dark for a lawn, and the owners didn’t want artificial grass,” says Trevor. “So we designed a simple, practical layout with a clear surface for the kids to play on.“We enclosed the space with cedar battens, and left them open at the top to make it feel less dense,” he adds. “The back wall reflects the brickwork on the extension.”The team worked with gardener Theo, from Greenprint Landscapes, who took care of all the planting.