Chelsea Flower Show kicks off next week, bringing a flurry of flora to the capital as gardeners and designers compete for the title of ‘best in show’.
To celebrate, we’ve picked five London homes for sale with show-stopping gardens.
Landscape architect Brita Schoenaich designed Woodroffe House’s 18th-century style walled gardens, which sync with the historic Grade II-listed building. The five-bedroom London property is located on Chiswick Mall, on a plot next to the River Thames, and dates back to the 17th-century.
It’s been added to through the centuries, and has been completely restored and reconfigured as a modern family home by the current owners. They commissioned a new Wilkinson King-designed glass extension which houses the kitchen, and juts into the property’s enormous rear garden, complete with lawns and flower beds. Woodroffe House is on the market via Savills, with price on application.
Vitruvius & Company completely overhauled this four-bedroom Victorian property on London’s Walham Grove. Its 54-ft garden has been freshly landscaped with mature trees, an outdoor dining area and a ‘garden room’ which doubles as a studio or extra bedroom.
Sitting on the site of Henry VIII’s lost manor house, this Grade II-listed Georgian property has a 58-ft-long rear garden, planted with trees and verdant bushes around a bricked pathway. The five-bedroom terraced property – on the market via John D Wood for £7m – has been totally modernised inside, with the addition of a roof terrace from which you can enjoy views of the River Thames, and mulberry trees planted by Elizabeth I.
Gardens are as much about what you do with them as they are about size, as this two-bedroom maisonette proves. Concertina doors lead from the open-plan living and dining room onto the 45-ft garden, where a stepped terrace is rich with carefully curated greenery. Bedrooms meanwhile are tucked into the raised ground floor level, with the master bedroom overlooking the garden to the rear. The London property is on the market via Hamptons for £1.85m.