Patio & Courtyard Garden Design

The right patio design can make a big difference in the look and functionality of your garden. At Floral & Hardy, we can help you create bespoke patio designs that will shape your garden and turn it into a practical, usable space.

What is A Courtyard Garden?

Courtyard gardens - which are popular in big cities like London - are patio spaces that have walls or fences on at least three sides and a fourth wall that leads into the home. This setup offers seclusion and a sense of privacy which is valuable in built-up, crowded neighbourhoods.
These enclosed areas generally have gravel or paved flooring instead of grass and ample outdoor space for seating areas, patios, wood-burning pizza ovens, fire pits and even hot tubs.

Why Add a Patio?

A wooden deck or stone patio can help separate the garden into different zones, effectively creating an outdoor room. Given your particular needs, we’re happy to offer garden inspiration. You might want to create an area for outdoor dining with a built-in barbecue, or you may want a patio that facilitates sunbathing. Some gardens have patios that are used as outdoor living rooms and others act as outdoor play areas for children. 
We have created a number of different courtyard garden designs (even in very small gardens!) which puts Floral & Hardy in the perfect position to transform your outdoor space into something you’ll truly love. Whether you're looking for elaborate garden design or small garden ideas, we'll help you to incorporate low maintenance elements that have the wow factor you're looking for.

How To Enhance a Courtyard

It could be the case that you already have a courtyard garden, but want the help of an expert to enhance it.
Our garden designers are skilled at improving the overall ambiance of outdoor spaces through finishing touches and small details. We have teams on-hand who can offer suggestions in terms of paint, patio paving, planting schemes, shrubbery, furniture, lighting, and other outdoor decor.
Many people have a courtyard garden but they are not sure how to enhance it. If you fall into this category, don't worry! We are here to help.

Patio Courtyard Materials

Paved patios can be made out of a number of different materials. Some options include:

  • Quartzite: Best for a warm, natural look that’ll brighten up your garden.
  • Slate: Best for a warm, natural look that’ll brighten up your garden.
  • Sandstone: Best for a warm, natural look that’ll brighten up your garden.
  • Porcelain: A very durable and attractive option.
  • Concrete: Ideal for creating a unique and modern look, concrete can be used in place of paving stones.

Unique Ideas for Small Gardens

Having a small outdoor space doesn't mean you can't create a contemporary courtyard that people love spending time in. Our specialist designers will work with you to find unique design ideas that look fantastic and incorporate practical elements. Working with Floral & Hardy means you'll receive a range of small garden ideas and a team with the knowledge and experience to update your outdoor space.

Water Features

A water feature can become the focal point of your garden and it's one of the best courtyard garden design aspects available. You don't need to have a large outdoor space to incorporate a water feature, and they can often be more beneficial for small garden ideas. Fountains can promote relaxation and make a beautiful courtyard addition. We'll help you find a feature that looks great and offers some wow factor to your space.

Outdoor Living Room

Why not enhance your space by creating an outdoor living room? This can be done by adding a few comfortable chairs, a small table, and maybe even a rug. If you have plants or trees nearby, consider incorporating them into the design as well. This will help to create a more natural and inviting space.We've helped many clients enhance their garden and turn it into a entertaining area. Our specialists can help you with decking, patios and anything else to enhance your space.


Greenery adds colour to courtyard gardens and creates a relaxing outdoor space. As specialist gardeners, we'll look at which flowers you should plant and provide solutions to ensure your style is incorporated throughout the design. Whether it's a living wall or potted plants, you can make the most of our ideas for a small garden.

Have a Vegetable Path

Adding a vegetable patch to your courtyard garden is a great way to get some fresh produce right outside your door. Plus, it's a great way to teach your children about gardening and healthy eating.If you don't have much space in your courtyard, consider adding a container garden instead. This can be done by using pots, window boxes, or even hanging baskets.

Outdoor Furniture

Your home should be a safe place to relax, and your house garden is one of those spaces where friends and family gather. Whether you prefer modern or classic furniture, we'll help you choose from a range of seating options and other outdoor furniture.

Add Light to Your Garden

One of the best ways to make your patio or courtyard area more usable is by adding lighting. This can be done in a variety of ways, from installing solar lights to adding string lights. Adding lighting will not only make the space more inviting, but it will also allow you to use it later into the evening. 

Install a Play Area

If you have children, why not create a play area in your patio or courtyard garden? This can be as simple as adding a few toys or a small slide. If you have the space, you could also add a small sandbox or climbing wall. Creating a play area will allow your children to enjoy the outdoors while still being close to home.

Why Choose Floral & Hardy?

At Floral & Hardy, we pride ourselves on unique ideas and designs for large courtyard gardens and small outdoor spaces. Our expert team of designers work on numerous projects throughout the year. If you have a garden in London or the surrounding areas, then get inspired by viewing our gallery below. 

Endless Ideas

We have a wide range of garden ideas and can transform any boring space into an amazing area for you to entertain in. We provide the entire package, from design concepts through to completion, so you can sit back and enjoy your beautiful new outdoor living area! Contact us today for a free consultation. 

Highly Experienced Landscapers

Our team has years of experience in the landscaping industry and we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible service. We also offer a wide range of services, including: patio installation, decking installation, gazebo installation  

Ready To Design Your Courtyard Patio Garden?  

Drawing on several years of experience, we can help you achieve your garden dream, whatever it may be. We’ll carry out a thorough site inspection to ensure that all plans are feasible, help you during the brainstorming and visualisation process, and see the project through until the end. Whether it's small courtyard space, urban garden or a sprawling countryside space, we'd love to help you with small garden ideas. 

Contact us today for a free consultation.
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