Henrietta Murray-Wicks Studio

Blakes Hotel, London

Blakes Hotel, London

Blakes Hotel Kensington commissioned British designer Matthew Williamson to re-design their courtyard garden as a permanent fixture at Blakes Hotel. Matthew transformed the courtyard into a Mediterranean oasis. Foliage was considered for both aesthetics and fragrance: forgotten corners came to life with oversized ferns and tropical plants. Tall tree ferns, handsome in stature yet delicate and filigree in foliage, lean into the courtyard, where they are underplanted with blue-greens, emeralds and limes. Evergreen Clematis tumble down a wall, entwined with their passion flower companions which bloom white in summer. Additional seasonal accents pop up through the year and a wooden fretwork screen with a circular cut-out pattern offers a focal point through to the inner hotel bar.

This planting was designed for Matthew Williamson in partnership for Harris Murray-Wicks.