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

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