Colour, water, and tropical planting were used to spectacular effect in this vibrant, Moroccan-influenced South London courtyard garden, complete with eye-catching water walls.
Creating height is always key to a successful small garden scheme, and here layers of architectural planting with bold green leaves and structural forms add privacy and enclose the space to create an intimate atmosphere.
Grasses and perennials soften the angled timber decking boardwalk, which zig-zags through the tropical foliage to connect the dining and circular entertaining areas. The same timber was utilised to create a link to the deck when constructing the garden staircase which created a new access route into the garden from the first floor drawing room.
The innovative use of crushed glass aggregate concrete within the central circular space picked up the jewel tones of the five acrylic panels. The illusion of space is heightened with custom-made mirrored panels, which act as a visual counterpoint to the drama of the water wall.
Creating a glamorous vibe for evening entertaining was a key consideration in our design. Paying meticulous attention to detail, we sourced vintage accessories including bohemian Moroccan-style wall lights, and adapted lanterns to provide flickering candlelight by night.