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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 Super Climbing Duo with Crimson Roses and Purple Clematis

With its rich purple blooms, Clematis Etoile Violette' is a favorite among many gardeners, especially in combination with repeat-flowering climbing Roses. Here this pretty Clematis partners magnificently with the crimson Rose 'Tess of the d'Urbevilles'.

A Super Climbing Trio with Clematis and Roses

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

A Terrific Border Idea for Your Early-Mid Spring Garden

A gorgeous flower carpet that will surely enliven your border!

A Terrific Mediterranean Garden with Color and Texture

This garden is a spectacular tapestry that weaves together succulents and other drought-tolerant plants.

A Terrific Spring Border with Tulip 'Orange Emperor' and Daffodil 'Sempre Avanti'

A terrific mix for mid spring! Both plants naturalize well and will come back year after year to create ideal colorful focal points in your spring garden

A Traditional and Fragrant Summer Border Idea

Shrub Roses can be combined effectively with long-blooming perennials. This superb traditional border is a good example .

A Traffic-Stopping Spring Border Idea with Bold Tulips and Muscari

Get creative and cheer up your mid-late spring garden! Cobalt blue muscari and glowing golden yellow tulips adorned with fiery scarlet edges, make a bold impression together. Fairly easy to replicate, even for the beginner gardener!

A Welcoming Hedge

What a fabulous and distinctive hedge! All plants won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Fragrant and easy to grow, they require little maintenance

A Wonderful Summer Border Idea with Easy-to-Grow Plants

If you are looking for a low care and long-lasting summer or fall border idea, you may want to try this combination of evergreen shrubs, ornamental grasses, colorful perennials and low-growing sedums.

An Attractive Shady Garden Idea with Ferns, Hostas and Agapanthus

Designed to be contemporary and to create a calm, tranquil atmosphere, this stylish garden includes only a few plants but is a real masterpiece of simplicity.

An Early Spring Border Idea with Tulip' Showwinner' and Crocus 'Golden Yellow'

A striking mix of bright red and golden blossoms for early spring!

An Elegant Border Idea for Your Late Spring Garden

3 graceful tulips for a dazzling border!

An Elegant Front Garden

This spectacular front yard is a beautiful marriage of colors, shapes and textures. These creative plantings raise interest and confer a rich and casual elegance to the area.

An Elegant Shady Corner

On display in the New York Botanical Garden, this is a soft and elegant combination of colors that will brighten your shady garden from summer to fall

An Elegant Spring Border Idea with Tulip 'Ballerina' & Tulip 'Mona Lisa'

Elegance and grace all together! Easy to replicate, this bulb combination will undoubtedly bring many smiles to your face in late spring!

An Elegant Summer Garden Idea with Hydrangea, Rose and Astilbe

Rich in texture and interest, this elegant summer garden features a pretty mix of award-winning shrubs and perennials. Most plants are recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Easy to grow, they will attract the energy of butterflies.

An Eye-Catching Border Idea with Tulip 'Ballerina', Tulip 'China Pink' & Tulip 'Red Shine'

Here is a stunning bulb combination that will make your garden look fantastic in late spring

An Eye-Catching Border with Allium, Salvia and Lavender

Dramatic and versatile, perennial Salvias are wonderful plants to enjoy over a long season of interest. Blooming in shades of blue, violet, pink or white, they usually peak in late spring or early summer but may continue to produce new blooms through summer and in fall. Fragrant, they are combined with other aromatic plants in this mixed border

An Eye-Catching Border with Roses, Salvia and Geranium

Will grab the attention! Roses, Salvia and Geranium always make a pleasing trio as outlined in this summer border

An Eye-Catching Mediterranean Entrance

Drought tolerant, this Mediterranean front yard displays a pretty combination of succulents which fill the garden with color and texture year round.