Harbour Side Courtyard
This wooden clad courtyard scheme on the Isle of Wight is the perfect example of the potential in smaller spaces. The town garden has a feeling of privacy and seclusion through the use of a wooden pergola, wooden clad walls that mask the link between house and outdoor space.
With tulips popping up in the spring, reflected back in glass panels that act as a transition without closing down the space, the planting is arranged to give show all throughout the year. White Agapanthus africanus give sculptural height in an avenue off pots, verbena rise with pom pom flowers on slender green stalks whilst lavender adds a swath of purple scented flowers around the seated area.
As the water lands on the lighting features they move into another dimension, reflecting light and making the water glow. A seaside retreat anyone would be proud of.
Mark’s signature flourishes can again be seen in the hand-laid terrace mosaics using the salvaged tiles from the original 17th century roof.