Modern show garden: Time To Dream

Charlotte Rowe Garden Design was invited to design one of the show gardens at the Urban Gardens Exhibition in London in May 2005.

This garden is an urban retreat for private enjoyment, away from the stress of inner city living. It is neat and compact and reflects the elegant style of its owners without taxing their gardening skills too much.

Two comfortable day beds, made of timber and strewn with comfortable cushions, separated by dark natural stone paving and a planted rill of thyme lead up to the decked dining area. Planting is a soft, fragrant combination of silvery grey, green and deep red purple including Japanese maples, Cupressus sempervirens columns, Euphorbia, Cornus and Amelanchier lamarkii. The garden is separated from the dining area by timber and opaque film screening.