Calvin StreetContemporary Patio, London

This is an example of a contemporary courtyard patio in London with a living wall and concrete slabs. —  Houzz
Related Photo Topics
This photo has 1 question
angieleslie wrote:23 Feb 2015
  • sushi12

    Yes I would love to know the cost for a similar sized wall too.

  • Mark Chambers

    Call ANS Global - 01243 545818 for a quote.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Claudia De Yong Garden Design added this to How to Create Privacy in a Small Urban Garden23 Jun 2016

Hedge your bets Hedges provide shelter, dampen sound and give privacy. Some gardens will have had well-established hedges for many years. These may be so big they become very difficult to maintain, or start to look scrappy in places if they haven’t been looked after. If you want to introduce a hedge into your garden and are looking for alternatives to Leylandii or privet, you could opt for Osmanthus delavayi, Ligustrum ovalifolium ‘Aureum’, Elaeagnus pungens ‘Maculata’ or Viburnum tinus, or, for the bright red foliage, Photinia ‘Red Robin’.For another idea, try a living wall, with different species of herbaceous plants, including edibles, grown in pockets fixed to a wall. This is great for adding more interest to stark brick and you can cover any unsightly bumps and cracks.

Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer added this to 10 Simple Ideas for Creating a Courtyard With the Wow Factor22 Dec 2015

Go up the wallIn a courtyard, green walls not only look stunning, they can cover stark surfaces and save on precious space. Having all your plants on the wall means you can keep the floor area for dining and lounging, while still having the benefit of a living garden.You don’t even have to have an enormous wall like this one; you could easily create much smaller ‘pictures’ of plants within frames. Simple, drought-resistant plants, such as sedum, make for easy maintenance as well.

Kate Burt added this to Houzz Tour: A Stylish Courtyard Apartment in an East London Warehouse6 Feb 2015

One detail that isn’t original to the building is the enticing courtyard garden, which, with its lush living wall, acts as a huge, green artwork for the open-plan living area. Creating it was also the only chance of making the space habitable, since the other three walls are party walls and this was the only potential light source. The courtyard has several details that really extend the size of the living area, as well as creating a calming urban outdoor retreat. When the doors are open, the green living wall ‘functions as a lung’, says Gideon. In addition, one wall of the courtyard is entirely mirrored – very thick glass attached with battening – and this gives the illusion of more garden. ‘When it went in, the amount of daylight also increased hugely,’ Gideon adds. ‘The living wall is self-watering and is a joy,’ says Harvey. ‘We grow a lot of herbs in the wall, which is always great for cooking and giving that amazing smell when we’re dining alfresco.’Furniture set, Oceans. Living wall, Treebox.Boston dining table, Timothy Oulton. Pendant lights, Decode.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Sean Coady added this to Gardens17 May 2019

If we could do low maintenance versions of green wall (east and north) that would be great

Photos in Calvin Street

People who liked this photo also liked
Calvin Street
Richmond upon Thames - Montague Road
Calvin Street
Knightsbridge house
Cheyne Terrace, Chelsea
Les Jenemies
Bedford Gardens House
London Courtyard
Patios with Similar Colours
Swallow Drive
Calvin Street - The Courtyard
Urban Farm Backyard
Representative Project
Casa Real
Auburn Hillside Home
Garden Design Crystal Palace, South London 1
P Street

Need help with a Houzz order? Call us on 0808 164 9310 (8am - 5pm GMT excluding weekends)

United Kingdom
Tailor my experience using cookies

By continuing to browse this site or use this app, I agree the Houzz group may use cookies and similar technologies to improve its products and services, serve me relevant content and to personalise my experience. Learn more.