Notting Hill Courtyard

Surrounded by high brick walls and tall buildings, this small basement garden presented a challenge. The aim was to provide attractive views from inside the house as well as a naturalistically planted space in which to relax and entertain.

Even in a small garden it is possible to surprise and create and illusion of space. This was achieved by creating interest with three distinct areas. The first is a sunny patio and seating area, surrounded by containers. Steps lead up into the garden to a seat surrounded by colourful and aromatic plants. From here a path leads to a focal point and shady area of woodland planting.