This townhouse garden off Portobello Road provides a sanctuary from the bustling streets of Notting Hill. With the dining area situated on the roof terrace, the garden has been simply, symmetrically designed for pure visual pleasure; a mock Roman bust takes centre stage.
If you're unable to take your alfresco dining elsewhere, opt for fold-up or portable tables and chairs, which can be easily removed when you want your garden to function solely as a beautiful green space.
Use your paving to create structure. Here, encaustic mosaic-patterned tiles delineate the beds edged with box.
Taken from the May 2012 issue of House & Garden.
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