St.Margarets GardenContemporary Garden, London
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A slatted fence panel runs down to the bed on the left. Tom explains the reason: “When the owner bought the house, there was a gate here [see the next photo]. Outside, there was a dropped kerb and the previous owners used to drive their car in to park it. The area took up most of the garden,” he says. “The original idea was to get rid of the gate, continue the bricks and have a walled garden.” However, the owner was advised not to brick it up in case it encouraged the local council to reinstate the kerb. With parking in London so scarce, she wanted to keep the option in place, as it would be a valuable selling point should she ever decide to move on.