Daily Garden 021: An Old West London Neighbor

I saw this garden on The Design Blog this morning and recognized it immediately. I used to live a few blocks from this place and have walked by it a few times…so intrigued by the design but always trying to fully understand what was going on…now I get it.

grass and stacked wood wall west london garden
The car goes underneath…I thought that was what was happening…but I hadn’t seen the full progression…cool.

underground parking for gardens city parking car eating garden
Even more nifty than the ‘bury your car underground’ gadget  is those excellent walls. The grass and the stacked wood are stunning.

underground car storage for the garden

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. Jim/ArtofGardening.org on March 10, 2009 at 10:13 am

    That is sooo James Bond. When I win the lottery…. Actually, I’d just be happy if 401k gets back to where it was two years ago…

  2. crix on March 10, 2009 at 10:17 am

    it’s a beauty… I knew this already from one email circulating on web and I thought this was a make up… a fantasy!! But if you say that this is real…:)) It´s great
    A big hug

    • rochelle on March 10, 2009 at 10:27 am

      every time I walked by it was all closed up…but you could tell something was going on…my friend had told me she walked by and it was open….but I just assumed it was a cover over a steeply inclined driveway to a basement garage….didn’t imagine that it was this elevator thing until I saw the pictures. But yes…this house does exist…

  3. louise garwood on March 15, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    great! Get those vehicles out of our eyespace!

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