Camberwell, London, UK
The brief for this stunning project in the centre of Camberwell London, was to provide soft illumination to the tree ferns, whilst providing downward illumination to the ‘Mind Your Own Business’ ground cover, as this was a destination path to a secluded seating area at the rear of the garden. We also had to downlight the patio to the immediate exterior of the property so this connected both hard and softscape areas together, and made for the ease of transition.
We encountered several issues whilst designing the scheme for this garden with one of them being how to install the extra low volt cabling under the ground cover of ‘Mind Your Own Business’, as it’s not as easy to disturb as a typical grass lawn. Another issue was how to prevent damage by squirrels to the cabling which had to be mounted to the top of the fence for most of the perimeter downlighting.
Cree XP-L LEDs were used in this lighting design for their ability to provide a vibrant illumination of the large tree fern fronds.