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A contemporary, yet plant rich garden for a new barn conversion.

This contemporary courtyard garden was a small part of the larger garden project, and designed for a family to spill out into and enjoy from inside their beautiful new barn conversion, with every room opening into the courtyard.

Each circular bed has a Sorbus mitchellii tree in the centre, when I went back to see the garden in spring, their fresh, velvety leaves were opening, the exact same shade of soft mint green as the Tulipa Spring Green.

As the season progresses the beds fill with grasses and new perennials, deep reds, purples and shades of green complement the interior colours and stone floors.

Running through the centre of the courtyard is a dry rill set with stone tiles on edge and planted with hundreds of creeping thyme plugs- a colourful tapestry that soon knitted together.

A gravel garden to one side of the courtyard creates a relaxing space for BBQs and family get togethers, spilling out through a moon gate into the wider garden and woodland beyond.

I love the textures, colours and juxtaposition of the contemporary garden and architecture of this fabulous barn.

The garden is enjoyed through those huge glass widows all year round.


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