THE ELEGANT OUTDOOR for Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture
Alexander Square courtyard
This garden was designed by Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architects who commissioned us for its construction. The existing Yorkstone paving was very in keeping with the surrounding style of the area so was incorporated into the new design. The original staggered layout was lifted and re-laid in a more appealing broken bond pattern.
A beautifully contorted fig tree which grew alongside the boundary wall was rejuvenated with a careful pruning which kept the character of its interesting growth habit. This chaotically pleasing character of the tree compliments the more regimented layout of the striking feature pots opposite which are planted with terrestrial orchids and other whimsical species.
The high wall at the back of the garden was softened with climbing Jasmine supported by stainless steel wire set to a symmetrical grid pattern. This was designed to frame a future focal point sculpture or plant. Spherical Boxwoods planted below provide a pleasing contrast to the grid above. Brushed steel lights in the planting beds illuminate the surrounding plants and the feature Acer tree is lit by a flush fitting light in the patio. A Fermob dining set of table and chairs sits perfectly with this style of garden.