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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


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.

An Eye-Catching Mediterranean Garden with Agave, Aloe and Pincushion

This drought resistant Mediterranean garden is low maintenance and requires little water to thrive. The plants consist of south US natives, succulents and drought-hardy plants from the Southern Hemisphere, laid out in broad drifts of striking colors and textures.

An Eye-Catching Spring Border Idea with Tulip 'Ballade' & Tulip 'West Point'

A sensational duo including 2 absolutely ravishing lily-flowered tulips

An Eye-Catching Spring Border Idea with Tulip 'Ballerina' & Tulip 'Red Shine'

Create a sweeping swath of color with a mix of elegant lily-flowered tulips. Easy to replicate and low maintenance

An Eye-Catching Spring Border with Allium, Sword-Lilies and Grasses

Adding a hot punch of color in the late spring garden, bold magenta Gladiolus communis ssp Byzanthinus (Byzantine Gladiolus) and purple Allium 'Firmament' (Ornamental Onion) hover around the exceptionally graceful Mexican Feather Grass (Stipa Tenuissima) and the luminous Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue' (Mediterranean Sea Holly). Adding grace and cheerful color to the landscape, this plant combination will put a smile on your face for many weeks!

An Eye-Catching Succulent Garden

This eye-catching garden weaves together succulents and other drought-tolerant plants for a long-lasting impact. Color and texture highlight this landscape creation, where bold plants like Agave americana (Century Plant), Dracaena draco (Dragon Tree) or the gigantic Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos flavidus) draw attention with their sculptural forms.

An Outstanding Spring Border Idea with Tulips and Spurge

A striking and easy spring border! Gracefully emerging from the bright chartreuse blossoms of Mediterranean Spurge is a combination of flower bulbs that are worldwide acclaimed

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Blue Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Gold and Plum Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until early summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Gold and Purple Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Peach & Purple Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until early-mid summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Pink & Blue Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until early summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Pretty Pink Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Salmon Pink Theme

Diva of the late spring garden, Bearded Irises grow and show well in any garden setting that meets their cultural needs. Pairing them with companion plants accent each other in shape, texture, height or color and enhance the beauty of your borders.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Soft Yellow & Purple Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Soft Yellow & White Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Coral & Blue Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of coral and blue, which includes 5 great Dahlias, 'Apricot Desire', 'Bishop of Oxford', 'Melody Dora', 'Puerto Rico' and 'Surprise'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Gold & Vermilion Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of golden-yellow and glowing vermilion, which includes 3 incredibly pretty Dahlias, 'Chat Noir', 'Jescot Julie' and 'Karma Bon Bini'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Hot Color Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of red, orange and yellow, which includes 3 fantastic Dahlias, 'Bishop of Llandaff', 'Bridge View Aloha' and 'Pooh'.