Ardent flora fusionists, our courtyard planting style communicates infusive, impactful and invigoratingly seductive overlays of foliage, trunks and petals. Whether reciprocating with inherent architectural outlines, or reconstructing entire sequences, the contrastive nature of courtyard planting design dualistically enroots spatial stimulation and cathartic calmness within modern London gardens. Interiorly inclined yet exteriorly embracive, courtyard gardens provide perfect platforms for cultivating diverse plants, where we propagate botanical fusions as evocations of personal recollections in cloistered cosiness. With inbuilt contemporary casualness and creative courtyard cushtiness, the planting schemes which define our London projects embody the alluring grip of sculptural geometries – those intrinsically found in plant life charismas – personified in fine courtyard plantsmanship.
Design & Words: Amir Schlezinger
courtyard planting design
Courtyard planting melds cutting-edge cultivation with current garden styles; an exploratory yet practicable process, where transferability of ideas, manageability of upkeep and reusability of materials emanate from courtyard nuclei to permeate prosaic peripheries. For countless contemporary garden designers, C categorically stands for Courtyard, both lexically and creatively; a central architectural code classically enshrined in widespread landscape design concepts. Just like chilli, coffee and chocolate to a cheerful culinary chef, cultivation, culture and contrast underscore compelling recipes of richness, dimension and clarity at the capable hands of a London courtyard couturier...
Prevalently exuberant, occasionally understated and every so often flamboyantly offbeat, our courtyard-loving pragmatism endeavours to surpass mere architectural acrobatics or horticultural hyperbolism to convey a binate elucidation; a collaboration between courtyard-savvy clients and contemporary garden design specialists. From cultivational carnality to spathal spirituality, courtyard planting embeds contextual currency amid canopy and canvas as an all-consuming foliar kinship – a partnership of owners, plants and courtyard designers – heightened by refined constructional workmanship. This calibration of ideas and its planting classlessness yields verdant choreographies of chic and content, imparting coveted courtyard clout in multi-sensory confines.
Conventional courtyard wisdom effortlessly entices emulative partiality, when bona-fide courtyard gardens induce courtyard-like carbon copies – cosied up in discreetness, cultural authenticity and intimate symbolism. Stylistic abstraction impels desirable distraction, and in London's Lilliputian courtyards, plants demist urban blight to steal the limelight. Narratively explicit or subtly allusive, we all seek a meaningful mythos to set personal rootstock and achieve outdoor completeness; a spaciousness of intention which deflates sheer lack of space, as we foster lasting courtyard liaisons with Australasian, Mediterranean, Moorish, tropical and Japanese garden pedigrees...
Both thematically absorbing and luxuriantly stimulating, courtyard planting designs form the continuations and culminations of many modern London private homes with crux, candour and composition. We texturise, coalesce and capture courtyard complexities through creativity and concision, where condensed horticultural catalogues of verdurous opulence instil sought-after rootedness. This cosmopolitan array is verdantly refuelled by planting design catalysts, when contact with nature, closeness of detail and curation of organic cycles inhabit peaceful niches in the clement climatic cocoons of London courtyard gardens – our rather compact yet highly prized perennial hangouts!