Inspiring courtyard garden design for Sydney outdoor living. 

The Vogue & Vine team are award winning courtyard designers creating stunning gardens for small outdoor spaces.

Courtyard Garden Design Sydney

Are you looking to transform your Sydney garden with a new courtyard garden design?

It helps to have an experienced courtyard design team who have transformed townhouse & apartment gardens into modern outdoor rooms.

At Vogue & Vine, we are experts in compact urban gardens.  Striking the balance right between creative small courtyard ideas and low maintenance practical living. 

Our creative concepts balance the right amount of greenery and help you live a better life outdoors.

Sydney Courtyard Garden Projects

Small Courtyard Landscape Designer

As experienced courtyard designers, we scale down our small garden designs to achieve the best visual and lifestyle results for our clients.

A smaller outside area doesn’t mean you have to compromise on exciting design ideas.

We introduce a seamless extension from inside to your smaller urban garden space. The end result creates an innovative zone that feels secluded and tranquil – maximising both sunlight and privacy.

Small courtyard garden ideas

A well designed courtyard garden or patio creates an important extra living area for you to enjoy. Having a well designed small garden is an important lifestyle factor when living in townhouses, terraces or houses located close to the city

Modern courtyard garden

We focus on creating a multifunctional space using modern design to hide everyday items, increase storage and maximise entertaining space. All while creating a green low maintenance garden oasis that you will enjoy for years.

What our clients say

Yvonne - Queens Park

"We were blown away by her creative design transforming our small courtyard to a zen garden. Deb delivered on time, within budget and was a pleasure to deal with . Her ideas have created a place that we are so happy to enjoy. Highly recommend!"

Maria F - Coogee

"We worked with Deb on our home landscaping project. From the initial consultation to the finish, we found Deb’s knowledge, attention to detail, professionalism and friendly nature made her the perfect choice. We highly recommend Deb, Vogue & Vine for any landscaping projects."

Leigh D - Bronte

"I engaged Vogue & Vine to bring my balcony to life. Deb presented various options - all nailed the brief! Her selection of plants perfectly fit the look. The balcony remains the star of the show with a perfectly themed planter box & 2 fabulous vertical gardens. Sensational!."

Benefits of Courtyard Gardens Sydney

High density urban living often reduces available garden space and your desire to spend time outdoors. Creating an inviting outdoor courtyard is proven to draw you outside and into the fresh air – opening up the many associated health and lifestyle benefits.

Spending time in a well designed green garden is a great way to de-stress and relax.
New courtyards can include things like edible gardens and outdoor kitchens. These encourage quality time outdoors.

Modern design maximises the full potential of the available space – creating functional areas that didn’t exist before.

A well designed courtyard will flow easily from your indoor living area. This provides extra living space that can be used across all 4 seasons.

Courtyard Landscaping Service Areas

Courtyard Landscaping Sydney - Q&A

The are some important tips for small courtyard design ideas:

  • Measure all areas (including fence heights & steps). Remember most small courtyards have limited space.
  • Draw a list of priorities of what to include in your courtyard concept design.
  • Don’t forget Vertical spaces – they are perfect for creative use of space using outdoor mirrors or screens.
  • Small Courtyard gardens should create an easy flow from the indoors to your outside garden.
  • Use low maintenance flooring such as sealed sandstone pavers, synthetic lawn/low maintenance grass or timber decking.
  • Boundary plant screening with space effective courtyard plants will create privacy from neighbours.
  • Courtyard landscaping with space saving troughs or planters where possible.
  • Built in boundary seating or day bed if you have the budget. Alternatively cost effective courtyard design ideas can include a comfortable outdoor lounge which will minimise construction costs
  • Shade solutions such as pergolas are great for easy protection from the sun. Alternatively outdoor umbrellas are a great solution.
  • Create a space saving vertical gard
  • Residential Sydney courtyards often have limited space available – so they should not be cluttered with oversized pieces.
  • The best design is a combination of vertical boundary items such as boundary plants, troughs or outdoor mirrors. Combined with select furniture pieces.
  • Vertical gardens are a great space saving garden idea that can be used along the boundary.
  • Larger courtyard spaces can fit larger dining tables, outdoor sofas or modulars, fire pits and even outdoor pizza ovens.
  • Modern courtyard design involves deciding what to leave out in order to avoid clutter. Maintaining a balance between creativity and function is critical.

Try to keep your courtyard planting plan to a minimum – to avoid overdesign and clutter. 

The best courtyard design ideas include using larger plants along the boundary like bamboo and Lilly Pilly for privacy. These screen out neighbours and provide space effective cover for plain boundary fencing.

Popular screen planting for smaller gardens include;

  • Conifers – Can become overgrown if not hedged.
  • Bamboo – We recommend Slender Weaver for smaller spaces.
  • Lilly Pilly – Many varieties available and require little maintenance
  • Olive trees – Are hardy and good for coastal gardens.
We often balance boundary plants with a mixture of pots and creative plants to achieve a more low maintenance small courtyard design.

At Vogue & Vine, we achieve the right balance by blending modern pot and luxury plant selection. Our small courtyard ideas vary the texture, colour and size – creating more visual appeal.

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