Garden Folly in Balham

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 | 0 comments


Garden Folly in Balham

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Garden design in Balham SW17

After completely refurbishing and extending the Victorian house, the garden was designed to respect its extreme length.

Part of this design incorporated a Folly or Summer House, in the style of a Thai Structure at the end of the garden. Water springs out of the structure on a controlable flow over granite to a delightful fish pond surrounded by York Stone.

The structure is made of Hemlock wood (which enjoys being constantly immersed in water) and is topped off with a cedar shingle roof. There are secret doors to the rear which lead to hidden sheds which house all the garden paraphernalia one needs for a large garden. One of our client’s specifications was that the handrail to the balustrade had to be wide enough to take a gin and tonic – which we tested at length at its inauguration.