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Nicky’s Garden
The owner of this small urban courtyard (6.2m x 5.7m) in London asked garden designer, Kate Gould to transform it from a barren enclosed space into a leafy retreat for the family.

Bird's-eye view of enclosed courtyard with outdoor seating. Green and white colour scheme with Dicksonia antartica - Tree Fern, between paving ferns and Soleirolia soleirolii syn. Helxine soleirolii - Mind-your-own-business Woman sitting in her small courtyard garden with a pet dog Woman sitting on low wall in a courtyard garden she designed, backdrop of Hydrangea Bird's-eye view of enclosed courtyard with outdoor dining area. Green and white colour scheme with Dicksonia antarctica - Tree Fern, between paving ferns and Soleirolia soleirolii syn. Helxine soleirolii - Mind-your-own-business Bird's-eye view of enclosed courtyard with outdoor dining. Green and whilte colour scheme with Dicksonia antarctica - Tree Fern, between paving, ferns, Tiarella and Soleirolia soleirolii syn. Helxine soleirolii - Mind-your-own-business Bird's-eye view of enclosed courtyard with outdoor dining. Green and white colour scheme with Dicksonia antarctica - Tree Ferns, between paving, ferns and Soleirolia soleirolii syn. Helxine soleirolii - Mind-your-own-business Bird's-eye view of enclosed courtyard with outdoor dining. Green and white colour scheme with Dicksonia antarctica - Tree Fern, between paving, ferns and Soleirolia soleirolii syn. Helxine soleirolii - Mind-your-own-business Enclosed courtyard with raised beds and outdoor dining. Green and white colour scheme with Dicksonia antarctica - Tree Fern, between paving, ferns and Soleirolia soleirolii syn. Helxine soleirolii - Mind-your-own-business Enclosed courtyard with raised beds and outdoor dining. Green and white colour scheme with Dicksonia antarctica - Tree Fern, between paving, ferns and Soleirolia soleirolii syn. Helxine soleirolii - Mind-your-own-business Enclosed courtyard with raised beds and outdoor dining. Green and white colour scheme with Dicksonia antarctica - Tree Fern, between paving, ferns and Soleirolia soleirolii syn. Helxine soleirolii - Mind-your-own-business Porcelain tiles interplanted with ferns and Soleirolia soleirolii - Mind-your-own-business. Pot of white begonias and chiminea in front of raised beds A bird's-eye view of an enclosed courtyard dining area, with the fronds of Dicksonia antarctica - Tree Fern - filtering the light from uplighters A bird's-eye view of an enclosed courtyard with outdoor dining, the fronds of Dicksonia antarctica - Tree Fern - filtering the light from uplighters





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Johnny’s Garden
Faced with high summer’s scene of gem-like blooms shining out from a tapestry of swaying grasses and delicate umbellifers, Johnny Le Huquet struggles to recall his first glimpse of the pint-sized walled courtyard in 2006.

Circular table with chairs stands in centre of courtyard, surrounded by sun-loving, wildlife friendly perennials and grasses. Johnny Le Huquet, in his pocket-sized London courtyard garden. View past table and chairs in courtyard garden, to border with sun-loving, wildlife friendly perennials and grasses, with view of cityscape beyond. 
Circular table with chairs stands in centre of courtyard, surrounded by sun-loving, wildlife friendly perennials and grasses. Raised beds planted with sun-loving, wildlife-friendly perennials and grasses in London garden. 
Circular table with chairs stands in centre of courtyard, surrounded by sun-loving, wildlife friendly perennials and grasses.
Decked courtyard garden surrounded by raised beds planted with  sun-loving, wildlife friendly perennials and grasses, with view of cityscape beyond.
Raised beds planted with sun-loving, wildlife-friendly perennials and grasses in London garden.
Raised beds planted with sun-loving, wildlife-friendly perennials and grasses in London garden.
Raised beds planted with sun-loving, wildlife-friendly perennials and grasses in London garden. A raised bed planted with Monarda 'Raspberry Wine', Erigeron, coneflowers, verbenas, achilleas, purple sedum, astrantias and feathery Stipa tenuissima. A raised bed planted with Monarda 'Raspberry Wine', erigeron, coneflowers, verbenas, achilleas, purple sedum, astrantias, tulbaghia and feathery Stipa tenuissima. Stipa tenuissima - Pony tails grass adds movement and tempers the riot of flower colour.





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Circles Within Circles
A small urban garden where the design is based around a series of circular sections. Acting as an extension of her house, owner Caroline, enjoys pottering in her garden to relax after a busy day at work.

An 11m x 4m town plot has interlinked circles of paving and grass, leading to a rear deck shaded by a birch tree, Betula pendula. Pots of small-leaved holly balls,  Ilex crenata 'Kinme', add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses, along with pots of perennials and annuals. Caroline Cassell, a pharmacy development manager, and keen gardener who has made excellent use of limited space in her 11m x 4m town garden, with a side alleyway. An 11m x 4m town plot has interlinked circles of paving and grass, leading to a rear deck shaded by a birch tree, Betula pendula. Pots of small-leaved holly balls add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses. Honeysuckle is trained along trellis. An 11m x 4m town plot has interlinked circles of paving and grass, leading to a rear deck shaded by a birch tree, Betula pendula. Pots of small-leaved holly balls,  Ilex crenata 'Kinme', add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses, along with pots of perennials and annuals. add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses, along with pots of perennials and annuals. An 11m x 4m town plot has interlinked circles of paving and grass, leading to a rear deck shaded by a birch tree, Betula pendula. Pots of small-leaved holly balls,  Ilex crenata 'Kinme', add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses. An 11m x 4m town plot has interlinked circles of paving and grass, leading to a rear deck shaded by a birch tree, Betula pendula. Pots of small-leaved holly balls add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses. An 11m x 4m town plot has interlinked circles of paving and grass, leading to a rear deck shaded by a birch tree, Betula pendula. Pots of small-leaved holly balls add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses. A corner bed filled with Allium 'Globemaster', Rosa 'Hot Chocolate', Paeonia 'Bowl of Beauty', pelargoniums, Salvia 'Hot Lips'. Circular patio edged in pots of pelargoniums, alliums, roses,  Salvia 'Hot Lips' and leathery hellebore leaves. Beyond, circular lawn, smalll shed and shady rear patio. Circular patio edged in pots of pelargoniums, alliums, roses and leathery hellebore leaves. Beyond, circular lawn leading to a rear patio in the shade of a weeping birch. Circular lawn and rear patio enclosed in borders of roses, hardy geraniums, foxgloves, ferns and peonies, in the shade of a weeping birch. Pots of clipped small-leaved hollies, Ilex crenata 'Kinme'. A small wooden shed is tucked away amidst ferns, tiarellas, hardy geraniums, a maple and redbud 'Forest Pansy'. A small wooden shed is tucked away amidst ferns, hostas, tiarellas, hardy geraniums, a maple and redbud 'Forest Pansy'.





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A Small Wonder
When Lyn, an ex-deputy headteacher, and her husband Peter arrived in Deal with a van load of plants from their previous garden, it was the start of a something very special.

In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path leads to a bench, between side borders of herbs, acer and perennials, and a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, heleniums, alliums and penstemon. Lyn and Peter Buller who have created a beautiful garden in their 7.5m x 14m rear plot. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path - in shape of big '6' separates side borders from a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, roses, dahlias, heleniums, alliums, penstemon, heucheras, hydrangeas and cannas. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path in shape of big '6' separates side borders and rear shed from a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, roses, dahlias, heleniums, alliums, penstemon, heucheras, hydrangeas and cannas. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path in shape of big '6' separates side borders and rear shed from a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, roses, dahlias, heleniums, alliums, penstemon, heucheras, hydrangeas and cannas. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path separates side borders and rear shed from a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, roses, dahlias, heleniums, alliums, penstemon, heucheras, hydrangeas and cannas. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path separates side borders of herbs and acer from a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, roses, dahlias, heleniums, alliums, penstemon, heucheras and cannas. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path separates bench and  side borders from a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, roses, dahlias, heleniums, alliums, penstemon, heucheras and cannas. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path leads to a bench, between side borders of herbs, acer and perennials, and a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, heleniums, alliums and penstemon. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a central bed is planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, heleniums, alliums, cannas, roses, dahlias, dierama and penstemon. A curving path leads from dining table to shed, passing a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, heleniums, alliums, cannas, roses, dahlias, dierama and penstemon. A curving path leads from dining table to shed, passing a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, heleniums, alliums, cannas, roses, dahlias, dierama and penstemon. A meandering path leads between a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, heleniums, alliums, cannas, roses, dahlias, dierama and penstemon: and, on the left, roses, marguerites and white 'Annabelle' hydrangeas.





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White Magic
Designed to combine plants, storage and seating areas this London celebrates white and green.

Bird's eye view of a small town garden, with dining and seating areas and white-themed borders. Laura and Paul in their suburban back garden. Bird's eye view of a small town garden, with dining and seating areas and white-themed borders. Bird's eye view of a small town garden, with dining and seating areas and white-themed borders. Bird's eye view of a small town garden, with paved path leading to garden shed, and white-themed borders. Bird's eye view of a small town garden, with paved path leading to garden shed, and white-themed borders. Bird's eye view of a small town garden, with paved path leading to garden shed, and white-themed borders. Table and chairs in paved dining area in small town garden, with white-themed borders. Table and chairs in paved dining area in small town garden, with white-themed borders.
Table and chairs in paved dining area in small town garden, with white-themed borders.
Table and chairs in paved dining area in small town garden, with white-themed borders.
Table and chairs in paved dining area in small town garden, with white-themed borders.
Dining table with vases of sunflowers and white lilies of sunflowers and white lilies against backdrop of white agapanthus, fuchsia,  hydrangeas, geraniums, cosmos, roses, gaura, busy lizzies and silver birches.





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A Garden for Evening Entertaining
This modern garden has been designed and built by Cube 1994 Ltd with an emphasis on creating a garden that functions equally as well at night as it does during the day with spaces for relaxing and entertaining.

View into pagoda-inspired summerhouse, with lounge furniture, corner sofa with cushions and coffee table, roof structure illuminated with uplighters Garden owner View to pagoda-inspired summer house along slated fencing, with block of artificial plants and a retaining wall. View into pagoda inspired summerhouse with lounge furniture, corner sofa with cushions and coffee table Mixed border with Buxus and grasses, backed by slatted fence and espalier Carpinus betulus by summerhouse. Stained grey wooden slatted fence with blocks of artificial plants and raised bed Espalier Carpinus betulus with grey wooden slatted fence and blocks of artificial plants. Stained grey wooden slatted fence with blocks of artificial plants View into pagoda inspired summerhouse with lounge furniture, corner sofa with cushions and coffee table View into pagoda-inspired summerhouse with lounge furniture, corner sofa with cushions and coffee table. View into pagoda-inspired summerhouse with lounge furniture, corner sofa with cushions and coffee table. View into pagoda inspired summerhouse with lounge furniture, corner sofa with cushions and coffee table Circular metal arch framing an irregular walkway





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Ash Garden
Transforming a fussy space crammed with plants into a modern garden with space for all the family.

Wooden dining furniture with umbrella with steps up to the house Garden Owners Wooden dining furniture with umbrella and a view to house with steps up to bifold doors Wooden dining furniture on patio with umbrella Wooden dining furniture on patio with umbrella Pizza oven with built in worksurface and wood storage Pizza oven with built in worksurface and wood storage Man baking pizza in pizza oven Wooden dining furniture on patio with umbrella Young family at dinner table on large patio Young family at dinner table on large patio Young family at dinner table on large patio Summer house with narrow patio in front, grey painted doors and view to woodburner inside





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David's Small Garden
Designed as a family garden, towards the house there is a paved patio with large family table and chairs. Although not low maintenance, the careful planting means it suits a busy lifestyle.

Small garden with circular artificial lawn, view towards house, patio area  and conservatory Small garden with circular artificial lawn, view towards house, patio area  with garden furniture Small garden with conservatory attached to house opening on to small patio area with container plants Small garden with artificial lawn and sun loungers, backed by mixed border and with small patio and containers nearby Small garden with artificial lawn and sun loungers, backed by mixed border and hedge, small patio and container plants nearby Bedding in containers on small patio area Bedding in containers on small patio area Bedding in containers on small patio area Small garden with artificial lawn, sun loungers with a mixed border and Olea europaea - Olive - tree behind Small garden with circular artificial lawn, looking towards sun loungers and bench, area enclosed with mixed border. In foreground, small patio with container plants Small garden with artificial lawn, view towards end of garden with Yucca gloriosa in border and wooden bench Large terracotta pot with mixed bedding against boundary Border with Dicksonia antarctica - Tree Fern - underplanted with Verbena bonariensis, Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' and containers with bedding





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Jane's Patio Garden
This is a small patio garden in West London owned by Jane Boehm and designed by Antony Watkins. It is a good example of a redesign, making as much use of original features as possible.

Overview of small garden with patio and raised borders either side of paved path Jane Boehm, garden owner sitting in patio Patio with raised borders divided by a curved paving path Overview of small garden with patio and raised borders  Small dining area on the patio Small patio are with seating and a raised border behind Raised border containing a mix of perennial and annual planting Raised border containing a mix of perennial and annual planting next to patio Patio with seating and summer bedding in containers Patio with seating and summer bedding in containers Overview of small garden with paved path leading to gate past raised borders and lounger Raised border with perennials and annuals Herbaceous summer border next to crazy paving path





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Noreen and Fawad's Garden
Design duo Nick Gough and Douglas Vieira from The Distinctive Gardener were asked by their clients to create a garden that would be the perfect space for entertaining and relaxing in with their friends and family.

Patio and outdoor room with covered barbecue. Surrounded by a contemporary wooden trellis fence and blue painted wall. Couple standing by tree and screen Patio, table and chairs and outdoor room with covered barbecue. Surrounded by a contemporary wooden trellis fence and blue painted wall. Patio and outdoor dining room with covered barbecue, surrounded by a contemporary wooden slatted fence and blue painted wall Patio and outdoor room with covered barbecue. Surrounded by a contemporary wooden trellis fence and blue painted wall. Outdoor room with barbecue and fridge. Surrounded by a contemporary wooden trellis fence and blue painted wall. Outdoor kitchen with covered barbecue and fridge Patio and outdoor room with covered barbecue, surrounded by a contemporary wooden slatted fence and blue painted wall Patio and outdoor room with covered barbecue, Central bed around pergola support includes planting of Trachelospermum jasminoides, Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Grandiflora' Containers include Cycas revoluta and Cupressus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis' Artificial lawn and contemoporary wood trellis fence. Border includes Fig, Fan tree on fence Cherry Sunburst, Carex Ice Dance Contemporary wood fence. Recently-planted bed in front includes Ficus - Fig, Fan-trained Prunus avium 'Sunburst' - Cherry - plus mixed perennials Contemporary wood trellis fence. Border includes Fig, Fan tree on fence Cherry Sunburst.





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