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Project: The large courtyard
This courtyard in Morpeth, Northumberland, represents about 1/3 of the total garden and was laid out by a builder many years ago. The owners were undertaking an extension to the property and took the opportunity to have the courtyard redesigned as it had become tired, overgrown and lacked interest. The orientation of the site meant that one side was predominantly in shade which had to be taken into account.
A series of curved brick paths were installed to lead from the back door through the L-shaped plot to the sunny raised patio and shady dining circle. A secondary path was installed to allow for the construction of a rock garden and allow access to the sunny border. The shady border by the dining circle was planted with shadeloving foliage plants which will create a very calm area in time.