Family Garden, Dulwich

We were commissioned to revitalise this large London garden within its existing framework of mature trees. The house was undergoing a complete renovation: the floor to ceiling windows of the new kitchen and dining areas would be filled with views of the garden.

Our scheme includes a slate terrace to extend smoothly out from the poured concrete floor of the interior and a planting scheme with a lush, slightly Japanese feel: pale blossom in winter and spring and rich autumn colour. The garden owner is passionate about trees and shrubs; it was a pleasure to seek out fine specimens for the garden. Our palette included multi-stem Cornus kousa var. chinensis , the wonderful spreading shrub Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’, beautifully shaped Japanese acers to echo the existing acer and a mature Heptacodium miconioides – the seven son flower tree – a small tree with elegant grey bark which is smothered with tiny white flowers in late summer.

This garden was designed by Non Morris and Helen Fraser for Fraser&Morris
Photographs by Matthew Bruce