Rectilinear design for a garden in Brighton, with sawn mint sandstone paving, white rendered walls and batten screening. The garden includes evergreen tropical style planting and a corten steel circular sheet as a focal point at the rear of the garden.
A decked courtyard garden based around an existing Sumac tree.
Pocket garden in central Brighton, Sussex, based on grey, green and orange colour tones. Corten steel sheets attached to a timber batten screen and an orange shade sail.
Brighton garden with detailed patio design, lawn and mixed planting.
Courtyard garden in Brighton, with Japanese influences. Stones and rock lead to a raised patio with a bamboo pergola.
Town Gardens & Courtyards
Town gardens and courtyards give you the perfect opportunity to have your garden designed to suit your needs. Every garden is different, so it’s very important for us to discover exactly what you are looking for from your garden.
The opportunities are limitless, but generally there are a number of factors to consider. Whether we need to open up views into your garden, or more often in town gardens to do the opposite and increase privacy, perhaps through use of screening or careful planting.
Sun & Shade
The aspect of the garden is very significant (position of sun and shade) to decide such things as were to place a seating area, and whether it should make the most of the sun, or alternatively be covered to screen off the sun. Many town gardens and courtyards are often shady, but thankfully there are a great many wonderful interesting architectural plants that do very well in the shade.
Once we’ve established what you’re looking to achieve, we survey the garden to establish what you already have and any restraints. The design of your garden takes into account the brief and the survey, and often ignores the boundaries in your garden and either works out from the central heart of the garden, or alternatively takes a design motif working away from the house. A coherent design will include all the elements you are looking for, carefully taking into considerations such as aspect, and be presented in an attractive easily understandable format.
Alternatively areas of the garden may be designed to be separate rooms with a very different feel to them. For example a modern patio or terrace joined to the rear of your house, perhaps linked through planting to a more informal lawn or wildflower meadow beyond. We will most likely need to take into account what’s outside the garden too – be it views or vistas that we should make the most of, or alternatively objects or buildings you would like obscured with careful design or large planting.
Planting is massively significant in town gardens and courtyards, often because space is limited and it is very important to therefore combine plants that can supply all year interest and combine well together. Our galleries of planting suggest ideas for planting schemes, and more detailed information available on design and landscaping.
At green rooms we are a full service garden design and build company which brings you the convenience of having only one point of contact and some cost benefits too.
However we also like to be flexible and can tailor exactly which of our services you need for a totally bespoke garden solution. For the sake of clarity we split our services into design, build and planting.
We also offer a free consultation to help work out everything you want from your garden or space.
A number of design services are offered. At it’s simplest you may only need a simple layout plan for a beautiful low maintenance planting scheme. At the other end of the scale large complex projects will have detailed technical plans, mood boards and 3d computer generated simulations.
Green rooms recently designed and carried out the work for a total make over on my garden. I thoroughly recommend them for all aspects of the design and works process..Rachel Thomson
Five Ways, Brighton
Green rooms has a team of landscapers with many years of experience, who can complete all aspects of our landscaping projects. From initial clearance to all forms of garden and landscape construction, as well as making sure everything is clean and tidy before we leave!
They have knowledge of what will look good in your garden and it's great to be given a full set of plans. I would happily use them again and recommend them to friends and family.Pamela McKellar
Planting is about having plants that look good in places where they will thrive. This takes design skills and detailed plant knowledge of the sort that we pride ourselves at green rooms. It also takes a thorough understanding of your own personal style and what you want in your garden.
From the initial planning, to the building of the pergola, then discussions about the plantings we were very pleased with the way the project was undertaken and absolutely delighted with the finished garden.Joyce Clegg
Sussex Square, Brighton