This tiny Fulham courtyard presented a tough challenge to John Davies Landscape. The entire house had been beautifully renovated but with 20 square metres of outside space that was very badly overlooked and looked out onto the side wall of the adjacent property, there were significant problems to be solved.
We chose phyllostachys bissetti as an evergreen screen which was umbrella pruned so that the stems presented a strong vertical accent against the horizontal mahogany slatwork. A polished steel water wall offers a strong point of focus to distract from the surroundings. The water feature is offset within a tiny space so as not to dominate and an acer palmatum is placed in front of the wall so that it recedes within a very small space.
Flamed basalt and rendered walls painted in Farrow and Ball Mole’s breath follow the grey tones used throughout the house and help to unify the two so that this courtyard flows out from within the house and genuinely becomes an outdoor room. Urbis planters in stony dolomite white and planted with pittosporum tobira nanum complete this beautiful ensemble.