City Courtyard Garden
This small city courtyard garden had several awkward changes in level, it needed a total redesign with storage space for kids toys built in.
The new scheme has a raised deck covered by a pergola for privacy at the end of the garden. It has raised beds at the back with built-in seats, one of which opens for storage, and includes a built in water-blade water feature in the supporting white rendered wall. A glass balustrade encloses the end of the platform, allowing views of the planting beyond, even when seated.
From the bi-folding doors of the house you step onto a slightly raised area of decking and from here to paving. Raised beds with white rendered walls surround the paving, with a built in seat with a deck 'lid' which opens to offer storage beneath. The existing brick wall has horizontal slatted trellis added on top to increase privacy.
Down the side alley an existing metal platform leading to patio doors is extended, and the underside boxed in by 'vertical decking', with a cupboard door to allow access and storage underneath.
The garden is currently awaiting construction.
Brighton, East Sussex