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Built in seating and planters

Built in seating and planters

Block walls, rendered and painted are used to build planters and garden seating.

Marylebone shared courtyard

Brief:

A large, neglected space between two London town houses required updating to create an attractive outdoor space and improve the vista from both dwellings.

Design:

The space is divided by a screen of slatted hardwood timber trellis, allowing privacy on both sides. Pale limestone gravel with beige sawn and sandblasted sandstone paving bring light into the courtyard. A standard Amelanchier lamarckii provides seasonal colour changes with white blossom in spring and stunning red foliage in autumn. Box balls are planted in the gravel, with raised planters on either side of a built-in timber seat.

Evergreen standard trees and lateral screening.

Evergreen standard trees and lateral screening.

Built in seating and planters

Built in seating and planters

Box balls planted in gravel

Box balls planted in gravel

Hardwood lateral trellis screening

Hardwood lateral trellis screening

Marylebone courtyard with Sawn Indian Sandstone paving

Marylebone courtyard with Sawn Indian Sandstone paving