Mediterranean Courtyard

View under an oak pergola towards raised brick planting and brick and flint walls
View through euphorbia and verbena towards a mature olive tree in a Mediterranean courtyard garden in Swanton Morley, Norfolk
View across the lily pond to the oak-framed loggia
A lily pond with lion mask water cascade in a brick and flint wall, designed by Norfolk garden designer Sue Bell
View across a brick raised lily pond to the garden gate
View across a built-in oak bench towards an oak pergola and olive tree
View through drought-tolerant planting across an oak bench to a timber loggia, in Swanton Morley
View past a mature olive tree and under an oak pergola
View through gravel planting in a Mediterranean courtyard garden in Swanton Morley, Norfolk
Dwarf fan palm against a brick and flint wall
Erigeron karvinskianos in a gravel planting
Terracotta liion mask in a brick and flint wall
View of a garden in Swanton Morley before redesign by Sue Bell Garden Design
View of a garden in Swanton Morley before redesign by Sue Bell Garden Design
View under an oak pergola towards raised brick planting and brick and flint walls
View through euphorbia and verbena towards a mature olive tree in a Mediterranean courtyard garden in Swanton Morley, Norfolk
View across the lily pond to the oak-framed loggia
A lily pond with lion mask water cascade in a brick and flint wall, designed by Norfolk garden designer Sue Bell
View across a brick raised lily pond to the garden gate
View across a built-in oak bench towards an oak pergola and olive tree
View through drought-tolerant planting across an oak bench to a timber loggia, in Swanton Morley
View past a mature olive tree and under an oak pergola
View through gravel planting in a Mediterranean courtyard garden in Swanton Morley, Norfolk
Dwarf fan palm against a brick and flint wall
Erigeron karvinskianos in a gravel planting
Terracotta liion mask in a brick and flint wall
View of a garden in Swanton Morley before redesign by Sue Bell Garden Design
View of a garden in Swanton Morley before redesign by Sue Bell Garden Design

ThisĀ garden is part of a larger area around a new house in Swanton Morley. Apart from a new section of brick-and-flint wall it was a blank canvas.

The clients wanted to create a walled garden with Mediterranean-style planting to remind them of holidays in Mallorca. A very gnarled, mature, olive tree was high on the wish list. Other requirements included a tiled loggia, a pergola and a lily pond. The garden was completed at the end of 2010 and just needs the planting to develop to soften the hard lines of the raised beds and pergola.

Garden area: 225m2
Location: Swanton Morley, Norfolk, NR20
Construction: Tony Hall and team.
Olive tree supplied by East of Eden Plants.
Other mature plants (Cordyline australis, Chamaerops humilis) supplied by The Romantic Garden Nursery.
Pictures taken one year after completion.

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