City Living; Chelsea, London

  • Designer – David Stone, Bushy Business
  • Construction and Planting – Bushy Business Ltd
  • Awards – APL Awards 2022 Finalist


A small London courtyard was overgrown and shabby. The client wanted a simple, elegant space to continue with the look and feel of the interior. Everything was designed and made to measure, large bespoke planters, bespoke metal trellis attached to the walls and designed to fit around new light fittings. Simple evergreen planting keeps maintenance to a minimum but provides year-round interest with all year-round flowering interest. The gentle sound of water from the traditional style Lions head water feature takes away from any neighbouring noise and is up lit to give another dimension into the night. Some high-quality artificial plants also help to cover the trickier corners of the garden and work well as window boxes on the front of the house, unable to tell whether they are real or not.