Shaded Garden Design Services London:
Creating an oasis in a dark shaded space

Overlooked & Shaded Garden Design

If you have a small patch of garden in the middle of the city, the chances are that it will be overlooked by a building, fence or perhaps your neighbours’ trees. Shaded gardens are one of the more common features in our compact city dwellings.

Shaded garden design can provide many visual and practical challenges to the garden designer, they can also offer an opportunity to create a wonderful, visually stimulating oasis of calm and tranquillity.

For many a shaded garden can be seen as a problem.

Firstly, because as a rule you can’t grow some of the brighter flower varieties such as roses, tulips or salvias in shady conditions and for many people a garden must have colour to count.

Whilst a lack of light can be a problem for plants which come from hotter or more tropical climates, but there are many gorgeous plants which have adapted to the conditions found in shade.

Secondly, a shaded garden can suggest one which is cooler and perhaps not somewhere you would choose to sit. However it can provide a welcome retreat from our hotter summer weather.

Although you can’t always do anything about a garden space being in the shade, you can design gardens to make the most of a shaded location and even embrace the qualities and opportunities of a shaded spot. A shady garden does not have to be a bland and colourless area. With good planting and use of hard landscaping you can have a kaleidoscope of colour in the shadiest of garden spaces.

The shaded basement garden we designed for our clients in Hampstead proves you can have a glorious space even in a basement area.

Opportunities when designing shaded gardens, beds and borders:

Shaded garden design of limited ligth spaces offers the chance to successfully grow plants which thrive in woodland and cooler climates. Ferns, hellebores, hydrangeas, heuchera and a whole host of other wonderful leafy and flowering plants will thrive in the cooler, shadier garden.

Here are some of the challenges and solutions to shaded garden design:


Shaded Garden Design in Hampstead Case Study

The challenges of shaded garden design in Lonodn

The challenges of shaded garden design in Lonodn
The challenges of this small, shaded basement courtyard:

The Shaded Basement Garden design solutions:

The challenges of shaded garden design in Lonodn
The challenges of shaded garden design in Lonodn
Solutions to make this shaded garden a space to enjoy:


Do you have shaded garden, courtyard or basement that needs a redesign?

Contact Hampstead Garden Designs and take the first step into your beautiful new garden.

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