Courtyard Garden with Pergola & Patio - Driveways & Paving
Category: Driveways, Patio, Paving & Walls
Garden Design Project: DWSEML001
Here the Kitchen was built with a pseudo-conservatory.
Consequently, it felt best to link the main garden structures to this element of the house rather than the lounge doors.
The client had always wanted a pergola so I decided to build off one of the walls to turn what was once a visual block, into something that one could sit against under the spring wisteria blossom and the summer bloom of the Chilean Potato vine (Solanum 'Glasnevin').
By varying the length of the laterals and altering the design on site to angle these laterals from the wall, we were able to continue the theme of hemi-circles and sweeps.
The planting style is one very much influenced by time working and training with the influential Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf in Holland and consists of tall perennials. Check back for pictures of the planting as it develops.
There are also now seven climbers planted in this garden;
I don't like trellis work attached to walls so I have strained galvanised wire across walls which is all but invisible except upon the closest of inspections.
Submitted By: Guy Jones