Project Description

Courtyard Garden

in East London


Earth Designs have years of experience working on all kinds of garden design in East London. We are a skilled and reliable team of local garden designers and landscapers. On this page, we will take you through the process of designing specifically a courtyard garden in East London.
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This L-shaped garden had been neglected for some time before the current owner moved to the property. She desired a contemporary sleek look that would complement her newly decorated interior and enhance the new extension. A seating area and water feature were two key requirements, as was the need to make the space feel larger after the completion of the extension.


The garden features a decorative concrete and granite patio laid in a diagonal ‘wave’ pattern that appears to travel through the extension to create the illusion of spaciousness. Lines of beige granite setts break up the decorative concrete paving, providing continuity and a sense of movement through the garden. In the left hand corner an ellipse of yellow balau decking, backed by a raised brick planter, provides space for a cafe style table and chairs on which to enjoy both morning and afternoon sunshine.

The rear and left hand boundaries were replaced to provide a uniform and attractive backdrop to the garden, with a high yellow stock brick wall constructed along the rear boundary and a section of the side boundary. A striking, back-lit stainless steel water blade installed in the boundary wall in the right hand corner of the space cascades into a sunken reservoir mulched with Scottish beach pebbles. A narrow rill, also mulched with Scottish pebbles, snakes across the space to separate the decking and paved areas. Yellow groove bamboo and a luscious green cordyline provide striking feature planting around the decking, with evergreen flowering climbers adorning the boundary fences. A mixture of evergreen succulent rock plants give an understated sense of coastal living, in between which a select group of perennials appear to herald the changing seasons.

Contact us today to discuss your project with our team of experienced courtyard garden designers!

With our years of experience working on a variety of gardens both locally and nationally, we can offer a specialised, tailored design including Small Garden, Rooftop Garden, Ornamental Garden, Modern Garden, Cottage Garden, Formal Garden, Contemporary Garden, Courtyard Garden, Japanese Garden and Mediterranean Garden Design.

After building the extension I was concerned that my outdoor space had been reduced dramatically, but Katrina’s design has made the most of every inch of it. The wave pattern is a great talking point with guests as well! I am really pleased with the result Earth Designs has created

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