This front garden in Barnes, with its lovely red-bricked house frontage, combines a mixture of colourful perennial and evergreen low-shrub planting. Libertias, yellow-eyed grasses, lavenders and Geraniums are dotted around the box balls, which are laid out symmetrically next to the York stone path. The screen hedging is for privacy at the front and to avoid dust coming into the garden from the street. A selection of Alliums adds to the colour cavalcade during spring as well.
“Front gardens have many properties: they can hide the house to give more privacy, or open up the view to invite people in. They should always match the style of the building and connect the house to the surrounding area.”