Small garden with Shou Sugi Ban clad garden space

Bespoke design for everyone

Our designers can can work with even the smallest of spaces

When your idea for a small stylish garden leads you to commissioning a garden designer, you want to be sure that you have a sensible idea about what is actually available.

Most gardens need a space for the clients to live and use almost daily, entertain, barbecue, relax and read a book. Most important for us is the vista, whilst you may not actually be in the garden it is important that you can still enjoy it.

Come home from work, open the patio doors, turn the water feature on and simply allow the fragrance from the planting into the house… not forgetting the sound of the water.

We consider the space, before we consider the style

Our trick is to encompass all without feeling over crowded

We often talk about maximising the space, especially in small gardens, we need seating, planting, lighting and maybe some art to admire.

Decorum.London often designs small spaces with consideration for all schemes. Take the modern family garden is predominantly a terrace for entertaining, more functionality for a table and chair arrangement. This is where the designer shows their genius, the choice of materials for the terrace is vast.

It needs to demonstrate a simple design that allows this structural feature to show, the correct material choice is essential to this small space.

Shou Sugi Ban used in a garden
Landscaped garden

We make your vision a reality

Your garden will be truly bespoke and designed to specification

Planting is in a formal style and certainly with reduced maintenance, mainly shrub based of course and lighting is essential. This is a certain favourite style of garden in North London for that modern urban look.

Small garden designs in the Home Counties and London are often expected to be in the form of a Mediterranean garden. We do often have to substitute many plants from this theme as not a lot will thrive in Hampstead quite the same as it does in the Joan Miro Museum gardens in Barcelona. Delivering a continental flavour for your garden is essential but more fitting for the UK climate of course.

We use only the best plants for your garden

Your plants will work in harmony with the garden

When creating a Rustic garden, we think in the style of a reclaimed assortment of materials, a touch on the bohemian flare and splashes of contemporary colour… we can’t stay wedded to the rusty clutter, we’ve moved on and have new ideas.

These gardens certainly showcase the better fireplaces for outside as you can get away with much more, the restrictions when compared to a contemporary garden are much less.

Perfect planting beds and symmetry with twisted rope edging and diamond pattern Victorian pavers, ornate iron work and beautiful lawns. Once one has swallowed the following of Gertrude Jekyll, garden design in this Victorian style is as poetic and romantic as anyone could imagine.

Acer tree and wild flowers
Composite wood decking used in a garden in Aston Clinton

Garden plants with you in mind

We use plants tailored to your style

Vines, clematis and wisteria all in perfect harmony, even a climbing rose would not be out of place in the scheme. The climbers are equally important as the quintessential bird bath that this style of garden demands.

Herb beds are adorned with small cloches and the occasional bell jar, the scent does attract butterflies and bees.

Small gardens are not simple, the smaller the space the more intricate the design should be. Less clutter, usable and a clear vista to be used all year. Decorum.London has the vision, based in Amersham and design gardens across the Home Counties and Central London.

How we can help you?

We adapt to the needs of every client, fluent in a combination of traditional techniques ensuring the hard landscaping works in harmony with the soft planting, garden art and style in your garden.

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