Merebridge House

Lichen Studio developed a concept design for this private garden in Pinner, London Borough of Harrow. The challenge was to create a garden suitable for a growing family, focused around the large existing central lake and surrounding woodland.

Working with White Red Architects, our concept takes inspiration from the site’s woodland setting surrounded by urban development to create an ‘Urban Glade’. Enclosed entirely by large mature trees, the design focused on bringing the scale of the woodland to a human level and kept the existing water and life at the centre of the scheme. Taking inspiration from biomimicry and the cell structure of a leaf to form key spaces within the garden.

The design is divided into seven key character areas that lead users on a journey through the garden, around the lake and throughout the woodland. Each space is designed to celebrate its unique qualities by incorporating seating areas, play elements and a biodiverse planting palette throughout.