Lansdowne Crescent

A small front and rear garden in Notting Hill, London: Catherine FitzGerald and Mark Lutyens were asked to design and make entirely new gardens around an extensively restored house. Deep excavations and the need to protect the roots of a large lime tree in the adjacent communal garden created special conditions and requirements for drainage, irrigation and soil depths.  Despite the many constraints, the results were very pretty with a dramatic but harmonious planting scheme of crimson and burgundy roses, purple and grey foliage, and violet flowers to pull it all together.