Pimlico Roof Garden

2014-08-02 13.54.30A terraced house with little outdoor space was to be overhauled to give the sense of a property surrounded by greenery.  Gardens at different levels led off different rooms and each had to take its cue from the room it was set off; light and bright in the basement, chic and stylised outside of the formal lounge, fun and funky off the stairwell and an elegant retreat on the roof with plenty of space for entertaining.  Bright cream coloured limestone was used as a base material on the terraces with the roof being warmed up with an oiled hardwood deck.  Planting was to have a strong evergreen or structural backbone (Olives, Betula and Buxus) with other colour to come in the form of Heuchera, Penstemon, Gaura, Astrantia and ferns.  Bulbs were also added for a splash of spring colour early in the year.  The outdoor spaces wrap around the property and now give the illusion of  a house set within greenery rather than simply terraces on different levels.  The roof garden in particular brings the surrounding tree line into sight and makes the terrace feel much larger than its true size.