Case Studies / A Small Courtyard Garden

  • Extension with French doors being built, with garden levels being created.


  • R2 (Medium)


  • Before

  • During woks

  • Finished garden

  • Lion head planters amid foaming Alchemilla mollis and clipped box.

    Finished garden

  • Newly build stone shed providing a foil for statue, flanked by clipped  box cubes.

    Finished garden

  • Wide steps lead from french doors, flanked by box cubes  with a feature stone jardinere.  Lime green Alchemilla mollis foams below Allium 'Globemaster and foxgloves whilst the striking a headily scented Rosa 'Darcey Bussell' adding a rich contrast.

    Finished garden

About the property:

Renovated terraced property with small walled courtyard behind lending itself to two levels. Access is through the house, so maintenance works must be simple.

Client brief:

Colourful, highly scented planting, cottage themed with winter structure. Dining terrace in sun, with focal point from lounge French doors.


Split the garden into two levels with a stone wall and wide coping to second as seating. Add paths and dining terrace in Indian stone.

Add feature trees or sculpture at end of each axis and plant with a mixture of roses, long interest perennials, herbs and sculptural shrubs. Clothe the walls with climbing roses and foliage plants.

Add bulbs to give a succession of interest from spring until late autumn.