The lot we will build on along the Broad River in South Carolina will have room for a small courtyard garden in the back of the house adjacent to a garage and breezeway. Isn't the one above dreamy?
Most homes in the neighborhood have them as there are no driveways in the front of homes. Alleys are used to access unattached garages in the back of each property.
I thought I would share some examples of pretty courtyards that are inspiring us. I love the fountain and palms of the one above. The box hedge is pretty as it frames the reflecting pool.
In this circular courtyard, they veered from using the more common black wrought iron for a fresh look. Love the arched green painted door. Looks like a perfect place for lunch or cocktails!
This one has a small double porch which we would like to use on the back of our house. Love the creeper on the walls (maybe the Sweet Autumn clematis), the boxwoods and wrought iron. Wonder what is twirling up the support? More of the clematis? Hard to imagine it would grow like that
This next one makes use of a narrow side yard which we will have. Nice to see just how many plants can be squeezed into a small space.
No color needed just lots of green!
Crepe myrtles will probably be our first choice for trees. These look so pretty framing the french doors.
The gate to this garden is pretty too, allowing full visibility into the garden.
Do you have a private little sanctuary garden? Fun to imagine what we will might come up with! And how much we can fit into a small space.
Thanks for visiting!
Image sources found here.