garden design ideas


Having a well decorated courtyard garden is a must-have now that warmer months are upon us. More people are flocking to their gardens to spend time outside, whether it is socialising and throwing an alfresco garden party, celebrating the football, or getting lost in a book and escaping reality.

If you are undertaking any courtyard garden design projects this summer, here are 7 useful inclusions to help you on your way.

1.    Decking

Incorporating decking into a courtyard garden has practical benefits, as well as creating a clean and stylish feel. It is a great way to keep outside areas clean and tidy with minimal effort, and is available in a variety of different timbers.

2.    Slatted fencing


 As well as being eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing, slatted panels are a great alternative to traditional fencing and are available in a wide variety of gap widths to create many different levels of privacy. You can also have your seating, planters and more made to match for a more unanimous feel.

 3.    Bright coloured features

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Challenge the traditional English garden by incorporating bright and bold colours into an outside space. Warm and bright colours create an exotic touch, taking you away from the stresses and strains of reality. If you are looking to incorporate painted timber, our garden colour palette offers a wide variety of different colours. Our hardwearing Scandinavian, satin finish exterior paint, provides both colour and added durability to timber.

4.    Garden Features


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Including a feature piece into a courtyard garden creates an interesting point feature and is also a great way to segment gardens into organised sections.

5.    Trellis

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Incorporating trellis into a courtyard garden creates a traditionally English feel. Available in softwood, hardwood, painted or natural, trellis can create many different themes in a garden.

6.    Pergolas


Continuing with the tradition, a pergola is a very effective way to create shade, display foliage, climbing roses or vines and to separate your space into an outside alfresco dining area.

7.    Bold seating

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For a courtyard garden with a quirky edge, bold and colourful seating creates a fun and sociable area to sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

If you are looking to incorporate any bespoke timber products into an outside space, see our product pages on our online galleries, or visit our Pinterest page for our mood boards. 

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