Natural Stone Courtyard - Chislehurst

Design Brief

An established urban garden in Chislehurst required a complete overhaul to bring warmth, texture and form back into the small space. The new garden had to be easy to look after with the potential to be enjoyed after dark.

Courtyard spaces require a high level of quality design in order to maximise the available space. The choice of natural stone Porphyry sett paving materials and an intelligent selection of plants ensure that the garden is very much an extension of the interior of the home. A sensitive lighting system incorporating LED units extends the use of the garden by filling the space with soft light, changing its character after the sun goes down.

Here is the courtyard beforehand

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Then, the courtyard by day...

The view from above

The view from above

Texture in material choice

Texture in material choice

LED lighting to compliment the plants

LED lighting to compliment the plants

Relaxing seating area

Relaxing seating area

Architectural planting

Architectural planting

and by night...

The long view by night

The long view by night

Soft lighting

Soft lighting

Contemporary furniture

Contemporary furniture

Bespoke artwork panelling

Bespoke artwork panelling

Theatrical detailing

Theatrical detailing

Sample Plants

Cornus 'Midwinter Fire', Myrtus apiculata, Blechnum spicant, Azara microphylla, Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata', Trachelospermum jasminoides, Trachycarpus fortunei, Phormium 'Bronze Baby', Heuchera 'Chocolate Ruffles', Brunnera 'Jack Frost', Athyrium var. pictum

Materials

Porphyry sett paving, black basalt sett detailing, LED lighting, brick walling, bespoke timber panelling

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