Stylish Urban Courtyard - Westbury on Trym, Bristol

Plant border with evergreen grasses accenting the border bounded by porcelain paving and composite decking.
Fresh, cool, architectural planting.

This urban garden had been built into by our clients in order to add additional living space to their home. Following the extension works the size of the garden had reduced considerably to form a rectangular shaped courtyard with an awkward mud lawn and the odd plant. The view from the new living family room pulled you towards the rear fence which consisted of domed fence panels that didn’t suit the recent modern renovations and style of the property.

Westbury on Trym, Bristol
our role
Garden Design & Planting Implementation
Private Residential
80 m²
A view out from the family living space into the compact courtyard featuring Corten steel screens, water feature and planting.
A peaceful, modern garden oasis.

Due to the families mixed set of requirements the brief was simple yet challenging. We were asked to include entertaining space that could be enjoyed throughout the day, night and all year around. The space needed to flow out from the house via the full house width bi folding doors. A quiet reading area that you might typically find within a hidden nook of a large country estate but with no lawn. The style and feel of the garden was to be ‘fresh and contemporary’.

3D view prepared to describe the rear fenced boundary, ornamental screening, dark grey fencing and planting.
3D view of the designed rear boundary.
Porcelain paved courtyard with sun lounger next to a mix of architectural and flowering plants.
Planting with a variety of textures, form and calming colours.
Bespoke designed and built Corten steel screen with grasses and white cobbles at the base.
Corten steel screen sub-dividing a space creating the best silhouettes.
3D view of the courtyard complete with Corten steel screens, decking, paving and plants.
3D view of the designed peaceful, modern garden oasis.
3D view of the courtyard gardens main entertaining area with feature fire place and dining furniture.
3D view of the multi-use entertaining space complete with feature fire and combined water feature.