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Moroccan Style Courtyard Garden

The brief for Doug and Nick from The Distinctive Gardener was to create a Moroccan-influenced courtyard garden that would be the perfect tranquil oasis in which to relax and entertain amongst beautiful colourful planting.


GAP Photos/Paul Debois - The Distinctive Gardener

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Designed by Nick Gough and Douglas Vieira from the Distinctive Gardener, the site is in an L shape that wraps around the architect designed home, which has a large first floor terrace that overlooks the garden. Doug and Nick decided to design three distinct enclosed areas within the garden, all of which have their own character and atmosphere. As you enter the garden through large wrought iron gates, you first enter a small courtyard which has a stunning Moroccan wall fountain as its focal point. The fountain, which was imported from Marrakesh, instantly transports the visitor to a wonderful, calm place thanks to the sound of the water gently falling from the impressive brass deers mouth. Each side of the fountain they planted the exotic looking climber, Campsis, which has wonderful orange trumpet-like flowers throughout the summer. Ferns, grasses and perennials are planted at the base of the fountain, which will frame it beautifully. From the terrace, your eye is drawn to the view ahead via a tiled pathway. The pathway has generously planted beds each side, with tall Taxus Fastigiata trees at their centres, which frame the view and provide wonderful evergreen structure. The main terrace, with its blue and white antique tiles set within a border of terracotta paving, has a large urn at its centre. This terrace has terracotta walls and decorative trellis panels to continue the Moroccan theme. This lovely warm colour works as a perfect backdrop to the planting. This terrace also provides great flexibility for relaxing or dining, as well as a place to sit and see both the first terrace and the larger main garden. The main garden has borders to both sides, each with large terracotta pots planted with Cicas. At the entrance to this part of the garden, two Cercis trees, which produce masses of white blossom in early spring, are under planted with fragrant pines, Santolinas and Sambucus.



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