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City and Courtyard

Design an escape from the hussle and bussle of the busy city!

Well appointed and designed city gardens and courtyards can provide a welcomed respite for city dwellers, becoming places for relaxation, contemplation, conversation and entertaining friends and family. Urban space being generally limited, careful thought needs to be brought to the overall garden layout. Many urban designs treat these urban oases as extensions of the homes with materials often chosen to complement interior finishes. Planting tends to be minimalist, with fewer plants providing longer seasonal displays or adding architectural interest. The need for privacy is important with wall treatments, pergolas or pleached trees raising the height of boundaries. Water is a popular component of many urban gardens, either acting as a focal point or as a soothing element. Lighting is another key design element enabling owners to enjoy their garden at night too.


City and Courtyard Guides


A Spectacular Spring Border Idea with Tulip 'Heart's Delight' & Crocus 'Remembrance'

A fabulous flower carpet in early spring! Prior to the blooming of the majority of the perennials, the crocuses will be happily and busily cheering up the garden

A Spectacular Spring Border Idea with Tulips, Daffodils & Bleeding Hearts!

Over delicate clouds of pink Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) and elegantly dancing like ballerinas, are 3 romantic tulip cultivars interplanted with a beautiful daffodil variety, creating a fascinating display in the late spring garden

A Spectacular Tulip Border Idea for your Mid-Late Spring Garden

Want vibrant colors in your mid - late spring garden?

A Striking Mix

An original and ideal mix with which to catch the attention of onlookers or to hide a dull wall or fence.

A Striking Spring Border Idea with Greigii Tulips and Muscari

Fairly easy to replicate, even for the beginner gardener, long-lived and low care, this spectacular border includes the festive colors of two fabulous multi-flowered tulips, Tulip 'Toronto' and Tulip 'Quebec', elegantly floating atop a blue sea of Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth).

A Striking Spring Border Idea with Lily-Flowered Tulips & Anemone Blanda

Create dazzling spring borders like this one! All plants have won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society!

A Striking Spring Border with Tulip 'Early Harvest' & Crocus 'Jeanne d'Arc'

Cheerful colors in early spring that will put a smile on your face!

A Striking Spring Border with Tulip 'Early Harvest' & Crocus 'Pickwick'

Cheerful colors in early spring that will put a smile on your face!

A Striking Summer Border with Tiger Lilies and Lobelia

Fairly easy to replicate and requiring low care, this ravishing plant combination is a welcome presence in the late summer garden and you will find yourself admiring its spectacular blooms again and again

A Stunning Plant Combination Idea with Dahlia and Sage

Create a beautiful garden with this colorful and long-lasting plant combination idea that will enchant your borders from early summer to fall

A Stunning Spring Border Idea with 2 Award-Winning Tulips

2 award-winning Tulips create this captivating scenery

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis 'The President'

Dreaming of a resting spot where you could surround yourself with fragrance, color and beauty?

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis 'Viola'

Their scent will hang beautifully in the air!

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis alpina

Combining early flowering Clematis with your roses has the benefit of advancing the season of interest of your roses. Adding sparkle to the garden from mid to late spring, and occasionally in late summer, this small-flowered clematis looks ravishing when combined with early flowering climbing roses

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis montana and Wisteria

Clematis and Wisteria can be perfect companions. They can happily share the same arch or trellis, both reaching for the sun. When combined, they often look many times more beautiful than on a standalone basis.

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis montana Grandiflora

Two fragrant and vigorous climbing plants for a spectacular floral display.

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis x durandii

Combining these two plants together has the benefit of extending their season of interest.