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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

  • The view from above

  • Texture in material choice

  • LED lighting to compliment the plants

  • Relaxing seating area

  • Architectural planting

    • The long view by night

    • Soft lighting

    • Contemporary furniture

    • Bespoke artwork panelling

    • 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


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