Hampton Court Flower Show 2007

The Green & Light Garden

The clients for this courtyard garden are a professional couple, who work long hours, and need an attractive, easily maintained garden that can be enjoyed from both inside and outside the house. Viewed from wide glass patio doors, it is planted in varying shades of green with yellow accents, using evergreens, ferns, grasses and bamboo.

There are elements that reflect the contemporary interior of the house, such as a wall-mounted water sculpture, stained glass panels and matching wooden trellis, seating and pergola.  

Small town gardens may be shaded, so it is important that features are included to use and reflect light, such as mirrors, water, pale walls and paving and shiny foliage. It also has subtle lighting that extends the enjoyment of the garden into the evening.