25 Springfield Avenue, London; blooming with inspiration

This secluded city garden in Muswell Hill was once a ‘ski slope’ of lawn until owners Nigel Ragg and Heather Hampson transformed it into the inspirational space it is today. Join Heather now for a virtual visit to whet your appetite for more;

A closer look

Spread over three atmospheric terraces up to a backdrop of the trees of Alexandra Palace there are perennial planted beds of hydrangeas and climbing roses shaded by the old apple tree, a middle terrace of lawn surrounded by shrubs and climbers and a south facing paved terrace full of sunny flower beds, water features and pots.

This is a garden full of surprises from its secluded setting to the sense of journey you discover in this medium sized city garden.

“We created the three main terraces from a long slope of lawn,” says Heather. “And it certainly has its challenges as the bottom of the slope is north facing and heavy clay whereas the top is south facing and hot.”

 

Seeing the clever use of space and planting to overcome the challenges makes it a garden well worth visiting.

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