An historic courtyard
This 1940s courtyard garden shared between two west village buildings has a formal brick structure with paths leading to a central circular raised bed. Heavy with ivy, Wisteria, and Virginia creeper, the long back fence is anchored by a raised planting bed built with flat stones which we filled with mature Hosta. A dwarf star Magnolia tree is the center point and a variety of Hydrangeas and Seedum fill in around it. The challenge was to bring plants that would survive drought and public use and thrive with minimal care.