The design of Paddington Gardens has evolved from its garden setting with the architects crafting apartments that are uniquely connected to their environment. Expansive views over the private gardens and integrated planter boxes to every balcony and private roof terrace connect the garden surrounding to each apartment. Pedestrian only and accessible to residents, the extensive landscape design will include an arc of London Plane trees along a pedestrian walkway ‘boulevard’, with topiary shrubs and integral seating, linking Paddington Gardens to the adjacent Grand Union Canal and Paddington Basin. The central park of Paddington Gardens, nearly an acre in size, will be the largest area of accessible green space in Paddington Basin, and a haven for wildlife, children’s play and passive recreational use. The central garden will feature more than 200 birch trees, extensive planting of native wild flowers, a miniature stream and a childrens play ‘fort’.