Shady Courtyard Garden Design

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Surrounding mature trees had shaded out the lawn in this small, rural garden and the owners wanted to create a tranquil courtyard to both relax in, and provide views from the house. 

The failing lawn was replaced with a mixture of warm toned sandstone paving and setts with inset areas of gravel and stones.   A central water feature forms a relaxing focal point whilst vertical interest is provided by a raised seating area, an oak pergola and the retention of an existing grey leafed weeping pear tree.  Shade tolerant planting weaves through the garden which is surrounded by new oak fencing designed to allow light to filter through into the garden.

 

Garden Designer, Ascot Berkshire