Detail of Astrantia major Roma and Sanguisorba menziesii in the large banked garden designed for a house in St Anne's Close, Highgate, London, N6, owned by two architects and their family. The house was originally designed in 1952 by the architect Walter Segal, who famously pioneered the concept of self-build housing. The garden features a large ornamental Pear tree (Pyrus chanticleer), decked patio, reclaimed Yorkstone steps, stepping stones and a series of herbaceous plant beds and borders.
Astrantia major Roma and Sanguisorba menziesii are among the plants casting their midday shadow over the reclaimed Yorkstone steps
Hoboellia latifolia climbing on green oak slatted trellis cladding to the new extension of the house.
Clematis Princess Diana about to flower.
A semi-permeable planting screen of Sanguisorba menziesii and Verbena bonariensis.
Steps made from reclaimed Yorkstone treads and brick risers winds up a steep bank of shrubs and herbaceous planting that includes Anemone japonica Queen Charlotte, Hakonechloa macra and Hebe parviflora angustifolia.
Vitis Brant, an edible grape vine, beginning to drape its fruit over the windows of the kitchen in the new extension to the house.