Inspiring Small Courtyard Garden Design Ideas
Courtyard gardens, enclosed on all sides by walls or fences, can transform a cramped space into an oasis. They preserve privacy while welcoming sunlight. They make even the smallest home feel larger. Courtyard gardens may be small, but they can be beautiful spaces in which to relax and grow plants.
They’re often shady and overlooked by neighbouring buildings, but also warm and sheltered, allowing you to grow a wide range of interesting and more tender plants. Every courtyard garden has a sense of enclosure. Four walls may actually be present, or they may be implied by a hedge or section of lattice blanketed with vines. Some courtyard walls have windows cut into them to frame neighboring views—and to give the space a feeling of openness. This is especially important in very small courtyards.
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