Located in the heart of Liverpool’s Georgian quarter, Hope Street Courtyard transforms an underused urban yard into a green sanctuary.
The brief was to create a bio-diverse and rich courtyard garden to escape to, that is also neat and easy to maintain.
Red brick planters built up at different levels provide structure, whilst also pushing planting up to head-height to create privacy and enclosure.
Terracotta pots separate plants for ease of watering, weeding, pruning and picking – and to prevent plants from spreading in what is a tight urban setting.
The garden has been designed to provide visual interest all-year round with evergreen grasses, plants with seed heads in the autumn such as bronze fennel, and a winter flowering cherry tree. Bulbs emerge in early spring including snowdrops, daffodils and tulips. In summer hollyhocks, angelica, foxgloves and kitchen herbs create an informal and colourful cottage-garden feel.