Christopher Boone’s Almshouses
Design of a courtyard garden and ancillary spaces for a new development of 62 dwellings for older people in Lewisham, London.
We designed an accessible, practical and beautiful courtyard garden for the enjoyment of all of the almshouses’ new residents. Particular consideration was given to the creation of a space to stand up to a heavily architectural context and that offers something for all seasons. Plant choice was therefore crucial, comprising ornamental trees and shrubs wth rich and abundant perennials and herabecous plants providing a symphony of scent and colour. Alongside this stands a robust yet elegant palette of hard materials.