A town courtyard garden in Redland, Bristol
French doors from the kitchen open directly onto this sunny courtyard. The rectangular design maximizes the space, which includes an area for dining under the shade of a tree and further seating provided by an oak corner bench. Generous planting areas are created by raised stone beds which echo existing stone boundary walls and compliment the warm tones of the sandstone paving. A water feature provides a focal point from the kitchen and a multistem Acer ‘Sango-kaku’ and two multi-stem Amelanchier give structure and seasonal interest.
“Every time I step out into my garden it amazes me how Kate has created the illusion of a much bigger area than existed before. I have to keep reminding myself that in fact it inhabits the same space as the old garden. Besides this amazing feat she has created a canvas of complimentary colours and a garden that flows easily without any demarcation lines which has become a natural extension of our home. For me she has created an overall effect of peace and tranquility at the heart of a very busy household. Thank you Kate, it was money well worth spending.” Mrs Dow, Bristol