A sunny roof top lends itself to a Mediterranean style of planting: the bespoke polystone containers are filled with standard olive trees underplanted with lavenders which fill the air with an aromatic scent. The ornamental terracotta pot is the focal point planted with a white tea rose (Rosa x hybrida ‘Alba’). The main feature of the garden is actually its boundary: the slatted trellis frame with windows is inspired by Mondrian, creating just enough closure to enjoy the terrace whilst the triangle-shaped sailing canvases provide cover from the sun.
“Mondrian was a Dutch painter who evolved a non-representational art form called neoplasticism. This consisted of a grid of vertical and horizontal lines which we have used for the unique trellis frame in this garden.”