Farm Courtyard

Farm Courtyard

This farmhouse courtyard was converted to compliment the two single-story Cheshire-brick farm buildings that were facing one another. The client requested a large courtyard garden with a drive down the side. This would help to dissect these buildings. There would also be a garden on the other side of the drive.

Planting 


For an authentic countryside vibe, the courtyard was abundant with yellow and cream plants. This includes yellow roses and creamy climbing plants that made their way up the wall at the back of the courtyard. On the other side of the drive, which was more exposed, blues, pinks and yellows were used for variety. The drive was edged with lower box hedges, with evergreen clipped pillars equally spaced down either side.

Design 


With Cheshire brick raised beds and sandstone copings, the centre of the courtyard was formed. With this cam ground borders and connected paths and terrace areas made from York stone. We then placed cattle drinking troughs in the courtyard as a nod to the history of the farm. To the other side of the drive, a lawn is separated by borders and timber arches. Finally, the bed backing the barn has tall trees and shrubs.

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After meeting with several garden designers we decided to choose Taylor Barnes because of their combination of design and building skills. Paul and his team were very pleasant to have around the house and were able to include last minute changes as the new garden evolved. We were so pleased with the outcome that we asked them to landscape our front garden last year as well. 
I had engaged Taylor Barnes to design and build our garden at home in the UK. They took our brief, but rather than slavishly follow it, they emboldened and embellished it with their own ideas which complemented our initial thoughts. The result has been a fantastic garden that has given us 8 years of pleasure.
From our very first contact to the moment our garden was finished we have been delighted with the work. We felt that they really wanted us to enjoy our garden and were excited by the project which gave us great confidence and belief. Our garden is now an extension of our living room and looks so much better than we could have ever anticipated.
Having decided to create a special look to a farm courtyard I employed the services of Taylor Barnes. From the beginning the venture was exciting, and they were enthusiastic and creative. The design drawn was amazing and when it came to fruition I was more than pleased, it was every bit perfect.

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Farm Courtyard

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