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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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 an urban garden or a countryside space, we'd love to help you with small garden ideas.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
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