In this garden design Clapham we had a small space in which to make an attractive and practical space. This client has a light and romantic touch in terms of her interior design and she wanted this style reflected in her courtyard garden design. She has a lot of white and light furniture which is very pretty and we wanted to bring this look into the garden. Caroline Garland Garden Design decided this was an opportunity to design a very pretty, soft and romantic garden.
Top of the range materials were used which is very important in a small space where the hard surfaces are particularly noticeable.
The courtyard garden was originally lower than the kitchen at the back of the house and it was important to bring the garden levels up to make an easy journey from house to garden. The ground levels were brought up to the same level as the kitchen and then beautiful limestone was installed. The same limestone was used to cope the top of the raised bed walling to give a beautiful finish.
The left hand side wall was painted white and wooden cladding was installed on the other two walls. The cladding was painted with Cuprinol Garden Shades ‘Pale Jasmine’, a wood preservative.
We built raised beds and added bench seating. The seating to be Iroko timber, not yet added in these photographs.
To give this small garden an individual feature we added a mirror which will look very soft and attractive when the climbers have grown up around it.
The planting is blue, white and green and has a Provencale feel. Obviously for a Provencale garden olive trees were planted but other plants included a wisteria, magnolia, lavenders, hebes, stachys, convolvulus, euphorbias, agapanthus, scabious, salvias and climbing roses, a clematis and trachelospermum jasminoides.
Another successful project from Carline Garland, one of the leading garden designers in South London.