Courtyard Charm

Mosman, NSW


A formal courtyard garden was created to provide the client with a relaxing entertaining area and a peaceful refuge from a hectic work schedule. The north facing rear garden of the home was overgrown had several invasive trees blocking sunlight and no parking.

Sandstone pavers were laid in a diagonal pattern to provide a useable entertaining area. A continuous border of Buxus (Japanese Box) and Mondo grass surround the paving. A background planting of Camellia Sasanqua and Gardenia were planted behind the hedging. Terracotta urns were positioned and planted with Citrus and Gardenia. A rear roller door was fitted after council approval to provide valuable off street parking.


"I could not have asked for a more professional, inspirational and hands on landscape designer. Stephen made my vision come alive. With his help my outdated backyard evolved from a deck/grass/tree scenario, to a Tuscan inspired entertaining friendly courtyard. Five years hence I am thrilled each day to spend time in my haven. From the initial brief ‘green and white, low maintenance, value added’ to the final outcome, Stephen made it easy. Expert advice on white flower gardens in a enclosed space (in order to have some definition) to sandstone pavers (for a smoother slicker effect) to local council requirements (tree removal) and resale tips (rear lane access). A great outcome, my haven was completed with the specified time frame and under the quoted budget!"

Anne redden - Mosman, Sydney