Small gardens are the hardest. Every cm has to be maximised both aesthetically and pragmatically. No compromise, no hidden corners, no bump in the mortar. In an autumn 2014 project we think we managed to achieve a design and construction standard to achieve the tough criteria of a good courtyard garden.
Hard landscape highlight: The stone is an imported sandstone, reclaimed from a stone mill in indian. It has a beautiful unintentionally polished finish from its previous life and back breaking solidity.
Soft landscape highlight: Georgians and Victorians valued shade. North facing gardens in nice regency and period properties are therefore common. How can you balance the presence of the house in a small garden? Tree ferns are an option.
We look forward to the exuberant yet controlled summer planting.