Courtyard Gardens

Prairie Garden, London

In a garden as tiny as this everything is always on show. We combined brick, oak and steel to create a space that is simple, contemporary and in keeping with the existing old brick boundary walls. Our client is a keen gardener and wanted a prairie style planting scheme which he could enjoy maintaining and experimenting with. 

Prairie Garden 1
Prairie Garden 1

Brick path with pots and lighting.

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Prairie Garden 2
Prairie Garden 2

Decked courtyard

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Prairie Garden 3
Prairie Garden 3

Diagonal design

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Prairie Garden 4
Prairie Garden 4

Tiny courtyard view from above.

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Prairie Garden 5
Prairie Garden 5

Brick path meets balau decking

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Prairie Garden 6
Prairie Garden 6

Raised beds constructed with oak sleepers and corten steel.

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Prairie Garden 7
Prairie Garden 7

Corten Steel Wall Topper

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Prairie Garden 8
Prairie Garden 8

Corten steel step riser with lighting

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Prairie Garden 9
Prairie Garden 9

Garden Lighting

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Prairie Garden 10
Prairie Garden 10

Planting in Autumn

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Prairie Garden 11
Prairie Garden 11

Planting in spring

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Prairie Garden 12
Prairie Garden 12

View of garden from the house

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Marylebone Courtyard

This tiny London courtyard was designed to look smart all year round. It had to provide storage space, a dining area and an attractive view from the house which wraps around two sides of the space. We designed two storage boxes which double as built in seats for for the dining table and had weatherproof cushions made to match. The planters and trellis are all built using the hardwood decking boards chosen for the flooring. The planting has a backbone of evergreens which we supplement twice yearly with annual plants for colour.

 

 

Marylebone Courtyard 1
Marylebone Courtyard 1

Built in seating doubles as storage boxes.

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Marylebone Courtyard 2
Marylebone Courtyard 2
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Marylebone Courtyard 3
Marylebone Courtyard 3

Hanging lanterns illuminate the dining area.

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Marylebone Courtyard 4
Marylebone Courtyard 4

Spike lighting illuminates the planting.

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Marylebone Courtyard 5
Marylebone Courtyard 5
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Marylebone Courtyard 6
Marylebone Courtyard 6
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Marylebone Courtyard 7
Marylebone Courtyard 7
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Marylebone Courtyard 8
Marylebone Courtyard 8
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