A long, narrow courtyard garden in the heart of the harbour town of Whitstable, Kent. A chunky oak deck sits directly outside the kitchen to catch the morning sun. Two characterful Fig trees frame the view of the simple dining terrace, which is reached via a sunken oak boardwalk through long borders either side. Pleached Crab apple trees planted in the crushed shell surface of the dining terrace provide privacy and vertical interest in the garden. Cleft chestnut posts create screening from the potting table and utility area to the rear of the garden.
Coastal Courtyard | Whitstable, East Kent
A compact garden for a fisherman’s cottage in Whitstable, Kent. This garden provides three distinct areas which enable the space to flow and function for all occasions. An Oak deck and boardwalk give way to a formal dining terrace, lined with pleached trees and cedar framed greenhouse to the rear.
Linaria purpurea 'Canon Went'
Dusky pink spires of the Linaria glistening in the mid summer sun in this Whitstable courtyard garden.
Woven Willow Screening | Whitstable, East Kent
Woven willow creates a seamless and textured backdrop for all the planting to sit against but also allowing climbers to be trained with ease. Clematis viticella is allowed to take its own route through the garden, adding a textural aesthetic along all the boundaries.
Planting Design | Whitstable, East Kent
Cosmos and Linaria fill the view with warm and dusky tones. Lavender and Rosemary create scent and add a pop of pastel blue to the cleverly designed planting scheme. Special plants make for a special show all summer long.
Dining Courtyard | Whitstable, East Kent
A private dining space set beneath the shade of the pleached crab apple trees. A compact space that provides ample room for all the family to sit and enjoy a sunny afternoon by the beach.
Valeriana officinalis | Whitstable, East Kent
A tall, light and ephemeral plant that reaches for the skies. It creates large plumes of small clustered white flows that fade to a dusky pink over time. It creates a strong architectural presence, yet remains soft and light all summer long.
Entertaining Space | Whitstable, East Kent
The central space provides room for morning coffee, lunch beneath the shade of the pleached trees and a formal dinner with friends and family, all surrounded by an abundance of spot planted Mediterranean plants and scent filled Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Star of Toscana’ climbers.
Allium atropurpurea | Whitstable, East Kent
Faded seed heads of Allium atropurpurea take on an interesting and sculptural form and still provide great structure throughout the year. Mixed with Poppies and Geraniums create an all summer long display.