"The clients for this courtyard garden are a professional couple, who work long hours, and need an attractive, easily-maintained garden that can be enjoyed from both inside and outside the house. Viewed from wide, glass patio doors, it is planted in shades of green with yellow accents, using evergreens, ferns, grasses and bamboo.
"There are elements that reflect the contemporary interior of the house, such as a wall-mounted water sculpture, stained glass panels and matching wooden trellis, seating and pergola. Small town gardens may be shaded, so features are included that use and reflect light, such as mirrors, water, pale walls and paving and shiny foliage. It also has subtle lighting that extends the enjoyment of the garden into the evening."