Garden design for a modernist house in Highgate, N6
       
     
Yorkstone steps and perennial planting
       
     
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Steps
       
     
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Garden design for a modernist house in Highgate, N6
       
     
Garden design for a modernist house in Highgate, N6

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. 

Yorkstone steps and perennial planting
       
     
Yorkstone steps and perennial planting

Astrantia major Roma and Sanguisorba menziesii are among the plants casting their midday shadow over the reclaimed Yorkstone steps

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Hoboellia latifolia climbing on green oak slatted trellis cladding to the new extension of the house.

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Clematis Princess Diana about to flower.

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Sanguisorba menziesii

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Verbena bonariensis

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A semi-permeable planting screen of Sanguisorba menziesii and Verbena bonariensis.

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Steps

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. 

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Vitis Brant, an edible grape vine, beginning to drape its fruit over the windows of the kitchen in the new extension to the house.