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Garden Style (With a little bit of Fashion)
Green Patrol: On Site

At this Richmond garden the lawn and a concrete terrace and path have been installed. Trees, a yurt and a wild children’s garden filled with twisting paths, grasses and olive trees comes next. And a trampoline of course. Watch this space.

Green Patrol: On Site

At this Richmond garden the lawn and a concrete terrace and path have been installed. Trees, a yurt and a wild children’s garden filled with twisting paths, grasses and olive trees comes next. And a trampoline of course. Watch this space.

Green Patrol - Nest Egg

Groovy nesting boxes in Kings Cross, London.

Green Patrol - Nest Egg

Groovy nesting boxes in Kings Cross, London.

Green Patrol

An English country garden in full bloom. The paths are hidden by flowers and the metal bench looks striking with its new coat of red oxide paint.

Green Patrol: Frocks and Florals

The Fashion & Gardens exhibition at The Garden Museum brings together images and ideas from my two favourite fields. From the bizarre (real flowers in water bottles inserted into Marie-Antoinette wigs), to the dramatic (an orchid hat by Philip Treacy) the tiny exhibition is a lesson in garden history and a celebration of the power of garden style and its influence on fashion. And you also get to enjoy a dramatic hanging floral installation by artist Rebecca Louise Law. Get down there and see it for yourself.

Green Patrol: On Site

We’ve nearly finished this roof terrace in Kensington. After cladding the floor in wide hardwood decking, we added tall white planters and a Buxus hedge around the perimeter. It looks beautiful uplit at night, and a semi-circle exterior sofa will sit in the octagonal space.

Green Patrol: Chaos Theory

Charles Jenck’s swirling landform looked sublime in the winter light this new year in Edinburgh. It sits outside the Scottish National Gallery  of Modern Art.

Green Patrol: Chaos Theory

Charles Jenck’s swirling landform looked sublime in the winter light this new year in Edinburgh. It sits outside the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Green Patrol: Bird’s Eye View

I was up on a roof terrace in Chelsea today, looked down, and saw this clever design for a tiny slip of a courtyard. The white walls and mirrors increase the sense of space and brighten up what could just be a dark and mean  back yard.

Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: Bird’s Eye View

I was up on a roof terrace in Chelsea today, looked down, and saw this clever design for a tiny slip of a courtyard. The white walls and mirrors increase the sense of space and brighten up what could just be a dark and mean back yard.

Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: On Site 

We’ve finished this garden in Battersea. The brick paving and raised beds were already there, but we took out some self-seeded vast trees, and added smart and formal Buxus balls set against a Taxus hedge. All the plants are evergreen, except for the white Cyclamen, so this garden should look elegant throughout the year. 

Photographs by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: On Site

The hardwood deck goes down on a small roof terrace floor in Kensington. The boards are 145mm wide, and look more like beautiful interior floorboards than traditional garden decking.

Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: On Site

The hardwood deck goes down on a small roof terrace floor in Kensington. The boards are 145mm wide, and look more like beautiful interior floorboards than traditional garden decking.

Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: Juicy

Somerset grapes. This vine is intertwined with Wisteria, and trained up the front of a thatched cottage.
Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: Juicy

Somerset grapes. This vine is intertwined with Wisteria, and trained up the front of a thatched cottage.
Photograph by Harriet Worsley