Apparently, this garden used to be a bin store. (It has been a few years since I lived in London and had all the different words straight) – but I think a bin store is either a place where you buy wine or it is a place where you buy trash cans. Either way – the new garden is nothing like it once was.
From dumpsters, bottles, and car parks to an urban oasis, this garden makeover was designed by James Alexander Sinclair. It is such an extraordinary transformation of a London Town garden that I had to double-check the before pictures to make sure James wasn’t fooling with us and it really was the same place.
James cleverly uses a great designer trick to make small spaces feel larger. That is to make the lines of the garden as long as possible by going at an angle rather than square to the walls or boundaries. Diagonal lines are more dynamic and lead your eye to the longest views, making the whole space seem larger. Click through to see more of the design details, including the vertical slat cedar fence and the water feature lighting.