The clients brief was simple for this project. This small internal apartment courtyard was hardly utilised and unispiring with all the grey hard surfaces. Our client wanted to create a small garden that had a calming environment. With a love of tropical plants, she wanted a space to be able to relax and unwind.
This courtyard garden was approximately 2.5m (w) x 5m (l) and took 4 days to complete.
The pathway with rustic stepping stones is set amongst pebbles to give the illusion of space. Lush foliage lines the pathway with a simple plant palette of bromeliads, ferns, small palms and liriopes all helping to achieve the tropical feel. The back wall is painted a dark charcoal colour, again to give the illusion of space, but evenutally as the plants mature the wall will disappear behind. A simple waterfeature is incorporated into the garden design for ambience, with the soft flow of water adding to the calmness of the space.
The new garden also provides a peaceful view from the internal study window.
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