Garden Tour: Brightening up a garden with Moroccan tiles
A tired garden has been revamped
Who lives here? A young working couple
Property: A mid-terrace Victorian house
Garden dimensions: 50 sq m (10 x 5m)
Garden designer & landscaper: Brett Hardy Landscapes
The brief from the young working couple was to create a beautiful low maintenance garden. They were both very keen to create a garden that would work socially, where they could invite friends over and really enjoy the outside space. Currently this was not possible as the garden was divided into three levels and the space on each level was too small to feel comfortable.
The couple were having their kitchen refreshed and they wanted the new garden to compliment it, including mirroring the Moroccan tiles laid on the kitchen floor.
The creation of a garden with two levels allowed greater space for the couple to socialise. Guests could spill out from the kitchen on to the lower terrace and there was space for a table and chairs on the upper terrace along with a barbeque / firepit – perfect for wrapping up warm and sitting out on Autumnal evenings!
The planting consisted of a mixture of low maintenance shrubs and perennials which provided structure during the winter months and flowers during the summer. Two beautiful trees complimented the planting, both the Amelanchier canadensis and Magnolia stellata were chosen for their gorgeous spring flowers and slow growing habit – perfect for a small city garden.
The ‘WOW’ factor:
Stunning Moroccan tiles on the walls completed the garden look and really created that wow factor, the colour of the tiles livening up even the dullest winter day.
The couple were delighted with the garden, saying “We are really loving the garden, I think it looks so smart. You all really did do a first class job”
If you are inspired by this design and want to have your own ‘wow’ factor in your garden have a look at how we can help you achieve this here.
by Kate Whitmore – Landscape Architect at Brett Hardy Landscapes