This beautiful Courtyard Garden Design was completed for a small enclosed garden in a city location. The existing garden was surrounded on three sides by old stone walls and there was an old evergreen tree growing in one corner. This tree was growing at a higher level than the desired patio level which needed to be taken into account in the design if it was to be retained.
Due to the size of the garden, there was no need for grass and most of the central space in the garden was finished in Egyptian Limestone, which works really well with the stone wall. However, in order to make the link stronger and to add more interest, squares of granite cobbles were laid as inserts into the paving.
The paved area in this Courtyard Garden Design is in a somewhat teardrop shape, which softens the hard edges of the hard landscaping further. A slightly raised border was created in the corner with the soil sloping up to surround the existing mature tree. The supporting walls of the raised bed were created with the same stone as in the wall, so all the walls blend seamlessly with one another.
A stone bird bath is set into the opposite corner in a bed of Scottish cobbles which blends into the surrounding borders. Finally, a set of wide steps link the courtyard to the house with borders, including one small island bed wrapping around the outside of the patio to soften the hard landscaping further.
It’s a beautiful Courtyard Garden Design which is suitable for a small garden and makes the best of the existing old features, blending them seamlessly with more modern materials to create a lovely courtyard style garden.
Once the planting starts to mature in the borders surrounding the paving, it will soften and set off the design wonderfully.
This lovely garden was beautifully designed by Garden Design Dublin and expertly constructed by Shane O’Dea Landscapes.