Bringing the outside in – small urban courtyard garden in Putney SW15

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Project Brief: Bifold doors really make your outside space feel part of the home! The owner of this petite outside space in Putney SW15 loved that he had a view through his new doors but didn’t like what he could see.

Project Solution: We used hardwood timber screens on three sides to provide privacy and create a feeling of space. Raised planters in new oak sleepers set to a curve, give the impression of warmth and sensuality, helping make the space less ‘square’. The circular terrace is emphasised by small-stone sett detailing. The bold choice of dramatic and ‘unusual’ architectural plants then provides a striking contrast in colour, texture and form with the timber back drop.

Project Features

  • Architectural plants can provide focal points
  • Shape and layout provide interest
  • Not ‘over-designed’
  • Drainage issues must be accommodated
  • Lighting scheme provides a stunning view from inside beyond the hours of daylight