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September 2, 2018

I have really enjoyed experimenting with this tiny garden. Many of the original plants are still flourishing and there have also been some new introductions

These photographs were taken in June. The Sedums and Thymes have really filled out to carpet the roof with a vari...

February 10, 2017

Fenton Roberts Garden Design has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The London based Garden Design Partnership was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among mor...

February 4, 2017

Our Blog has got rather sidelined over the last months as we have been so busy but I did promise to return to the Barbican to see how Nigel Dunnett's planting scheme had evolved. This year I must make a note in my calendar to visit in June/July but for the time being h...

May 29, 2016

Presenting the latest Front Garden from Fenton Roberts.


The brief for this front garden, was to provide a more exciting space within the existing lawn area. The clients wanted a Mediterranean style feel to the planting and particularly liked the Italian Cypress tree....

May 25, 2016

I finally moved into my new flat last Autumn. The planned extension has taken a long time to get off the ground, but is now up to roof level.


I have been interested in Green roofs for many years, so when my lovely new upstairs neighbour expressed concern about what her...

May 18, 2016



Whilst on my way to the gallery at the Barbican recently I was stopped in my tracks by the simple beauty of the new planting orchestrated by Nigel Dunnett. 

Its simplicity is deceiving as the scheme is a finely balanced system, produced by building up communities of p...

May 5, 2016


This Front Garden in Palmers Green is our latest Project to be finished.


Before we arrived it was in need of some new life as you can see from below. Having cleaned and repointed the front of the building the owners wanted to spruce up the garden too. They wanted a ne...

January 4, 2016

Last year’s Xmas Trail at Kew Gardens was so inspiring that we decided to go again and true to form they have upped their game to provide an even more spectacular and innovative experience.


We used the car park and began the trail at the Brentford Gate entrance. Thus o...

November 4, 2015

A new fence or shed can be an expensive purchase for the garden, even at the cheaper end of the market. They can often end up looking overwhelmingly orange and intrusive! In a new garden it can take several years for the planting to grow up and soften a boundary. One w...

September 19, 2015

This garden has been featured in an article about Pergolas on Houzz.co.uk. 


The Pergola was built using treated softwood and painted with Sikkens 'Anthracite Grey' water based paint.

It surrounds the dining area in the centre of the garden giving a feeling of enclosure...

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