Contemporary Courtyard

Circular seating and central water feature

Plan view of a courtyard back garden with a circular patio and fountain
Plan View of the Courtyard Garden design

Urban Oasis

The Brief

This urban courtyard garden needed a design overhaul to transform it from a bland space into a beautiful, inviting oasis.

This was a modern, new build garden that had an irregular shape. 

From above it looked like a rectangle with a single corner cut at 45° to allow for a turning circle in the adjacent car park.

The owners wanted a design featuring a water feature, seating with lush planting that would conceal the missing corner.

The Design

To create the illusion of perspective and hide the 45° wall, a circular seating area was built.

Courtyard garden with a circular water feature and modern statue
Top view of a courtyard garden with a circular patio and water feature
View from a circular patio courtyard garden back to a house
View of a circular patio in a courtyard garden
Circular water feature, patio and seating

Curved benches and a steel pergola, frame a circular sunken patio containing a central water feature and statue.

This is surrounded by dense planting, climbers, and small trees.

View from a dining table down towards a circular patio
Close up of a circular fountain and modern sculpture in a courtyard garden
View down a garden to a circular patio from a second storey window

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