A small L-shaped north facing courtyard with an enormous light blocking acacia on its western boundary.
The brief was to redesign the surfaces to fit in with an existing pergola and create an element of mystery in this tiny area, after extensive building work was completed to the house.
I designed two overlapping circles to open up the centre of the garden, and linked the circles to the existing wooden pergola. By removing the large Acacia blocking one whole side of the garden it was opened up to enjoy western evening light.
A small screen to create the feeling of a garden room near the house with a tiny raised slate sink water feature for sound and movement in front completed the look. The client planted the garden herself.