Shady courtyard garden

This shady overgrown courtyard garden belonged to a beautifully renovated historic house in the centre of Liskeard.  It now needed a garden that would work with the materials of the building and create a secluded retreat for the busy owner.

A framework was constructed against the stone side-return wall for the support of  quince, clematis, jasmine and roses.  In the raised bed, shade tolerant shrubs form a year-round structure whilst seasonal colour is added with hellebores, astrantia and japanese anemone.

With the help of Husband Landscaping, the overgrown area at the end of the garden was cleared and a bay tree, rowan and camellia were retained.  An existing pathway was enhanced for ease of access and a woodland feel created by the addition of  hydrangeas, foxgloves, hostas, ferns, primroses and snowdrops.

The garden is now far more manageable for the owner and is characterful and inviting haven for both her and the local wildlife