Garden designer’s walled garden, approx 90ft x 36ft. Modern, asymmetric design thickly planted in flowing, natural drifts around trees, shrubs and central pond; changing array of interesting containers, recycled objects and sculptures. Copper trellis divides the space into contrasting areas. The garden continues to evolve as planted areas are expanded. We have now completely removed the lawn.
Selection of home-made cakes worthy of Mary Berry! Wide range of interesting plants for sale, all propagated from the garden.
How to find us
190 Barnet Road, Arkley, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 3LF
1m S of A1, 2m N of High Barnet tube. Garden is located on corner of A411 Barnet Rd & Meadowbanks cul-de-sac. Nearest tube: High Barnet, then 107 bus, Glebe Lane stop. Plenty of unrestricted roadside parking.
More about 190 Barnet Road
190 Barnet Road is a thickly planted, walled garden now in its eighth year and show it is possible to create a mature space using plantings in pots which are moved around until their permanent place is decided. The design is modern and asymmetric, using naturalistic, flowing plantings around trees, shrubs and pond, and uses a changing array of containers, recycled objects and sculptures. Hand beaten copper trellis divides the garden.
Four white barked Betula jacquemontii dominate the central area, under-planted with predominantly white herbaceous plantings including swathes of sweet rocket (Hesperis matronalis), Astrantia major 'White Giant', oxeye daisy 'Shaggy' and the silver grass, Phalaris ‘Feesey’. Moving round, the colour palette changes to a deep pink/purple mix including Geraniums ‘Patricia’ and ‘Ann Folkard’ planted around Sambucus ‘Black Lace’. Throughout the garden there are bulbs planted through herbaceous plants to increase the diversity and intensity of the mix and to extend the season of interest.
There is a kitchen garden with fruit beds, herbs and compost heap which is the main source of nutrients for the garden.
A central pond helps to attract Insect and bird life.
The success of the new gravel garden has spurred us on to further decrease the lawn area and extend the planting.
Many of the plants are propagated and are for sale.