Courtyard Garden – Redland

courtyard garden redland with cedar fencing

Courtyard garden Redland with subtle Japanese atmosphere


The house in Redland was due to be renovated with the client wanting to create a courtyard garden that complimented the internal spaces.  Two rooms would over look the space and so it was important to maintain year-round appearance whilst also building a highly practical space for the family including young children.

Cedar clad walls and a wall of glazing form two sides of the garden.  The boundaries are a combination of corten weathering steel panels and vertical cedar fencing.  A substantial cedar bench runs almost the entire width of the garden and is integrated with the raised planters.  Beautiful, over sized, feature planters make a statement and add stature to the planting.  A reflective water bowl sits amongst planting, water gently bubbles for a calming effect.

We drew on Japanese elements by including a white flowering cherry framed by the corten panels behind. The client really wished to include moss within the design so we decided to run a moss-like plant through the basalt paving as well as using evergreen ferns beneath the bench.

courtyard garden redland with built-in bench


Water bowl Urbis
Corten steel panels Almondsbury Forge
Basalt paving CED
Pots Pottery Pots
Lighting John Cullen