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Portfolio

Cotswold Cottage
Verdigris Courtyard
Astroturf!
The Shared Urban Garden
The multi-functional small urban garden
Unknotting a riverside garden
The Long, Thin, Lost Garden
An Urban Courtyard
The "Nowhere-to-Sit" Garden
Developing a Six-acre Garden
A New Border

 

An Urban Courtyard...
South-facing and too hot to sit in by day in the summer, this high-walled courtyard painted a Mediterranean blue by a previous owner had an almost prison-like feeling like that of a changing room of an outdoor swimming pool. Intending to sell, the client wanted the garden to reflect the same high standard of re-fit that had taken place indoors. The walls were repainted, raised beds heightened to accommodate a number of climbing plants to grow on beamed supports offset against the angle of the courtyard and serving to give shade, break up the "blockyness" of the space and bring down the height of the walls... a quick and successful sale was achieved.

finished courtyard

 


courtyard before

garden plan

courtyard after

 

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