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London courtyard garden

By London garden designer Catherine Heatherington. This small garden behind a large double fronted house in South London was designed to make the most of a small space.

London courtyard garden catherine heatherington

It is on view in all seasons from the large expanse of glass which extends across the width of the house and therefore the design focuses on sculptural and architectural planting, features and lighting.

London courtyard garden catherine heatherington

The clients developed and extended the house to create two flats so it was important to ensure that the upstairs tenants also had interesting views down into the garden.

London courtyard garden catherine heatherington

Water feature at night.

London courtyard garden catherine heatherington

Stainless steel pipe creates a water feature.

Plants list

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Acer griseum
Dicksonia antarctica
Phormium tenax 'Purpurea'
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Atropurpurea'
Hackonecloa macra 'Aureola'
Chamaerops humilis
Heuchera 'Palace Purple'
Astelia chathamica
Cyperus alternifolius (in pond)

Designed by Catherine Heatherington

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