Our clients had purchased a L-shaped minimalist house enclosing a courtyard that was sadly unconsidered with a neglected lawn and ugly paving stones.
As the garden could seen from all the rooms in the house we decided to create various viewpoints. We used hardwood decking and some huge oversized pots filled with phormiums outside the drawing room and kitchen. We then divided the space using treated 3 meter joists stained black and set upright in concrete to screen the eating area.
A built-in bench and raised beds planted with bamboos were constructed against the back wall and a modern sculpture of 8 Corten™ steel panels were mounted on the adjacent wall and up lit. The floor was paved in black polishedlimestone.
Planting was kept very simple; some pheasant grass – Anemanthele lessoniana, interplanted with purple alliums, a hedge of myrtle, the bed of bamboo and some large white mophead hydrangeas.