Landscaping in London

The Langham Hotel, Mayfair

Commercial Landscape Architecture

The Langham Hotel, Mayfair

  • Courtyards
  • Hotels & Hospitality

The Langham Hotel was opened in 1865 as Europe's first Grand Hotel and has hosted royalty, foreign dignitaries and celebrities in luxury for over 140 years. This Victorian landmark has been restored and expanded to incorporate 21st Century luxury and contemporary spaces in those intervening years.

We designed a green layer to the facade, importing mature trees from Italy and adding extensive planting.

More recently, we were instructed to create an English Rose wedding courtyard for the hotel. The brief was to provide a flexible space that could accommodate a central wedding marquee or alternatively be laid out as a cigar terrace.

The bland, open courtyard has been replaced with a series of intimate spaces which have been created by the installation of movable planters and benches. Tall, decorative metal obelisks and standard bay trees create an evergreen structure with year-round interest. Roses and seasonal under-planting offer considerable colour, fragrance and charm.

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