Creating a courtyard garden with block paving

Creating a courtyard garden with block paving


A courtyard garden is generally recognised as an enclosed space - usually surrounded by high walls. This means that they are generally fully paved with little planting but that doesn't mean you can't create an inviting space.  

Bradstone Assured landscaper Strong Base Driveways created this charming space using our Woburn Rumbled Paving and we've put together our top tips to help you design your very own courtyard space.  


For a more traditional look  we think our Carpet stones lend themselves perfectly to this trend they are easy to lay and create a cobble effect reminiscent of rustic cobbled paths. 

Carpet Stones create interesting features in more traditional courtyard settings they are ideal for small garden and patio spaces.


The style of planters and features will determine the feel of the garden. Make sure to pick shade loving plants that will stay green throughout the year and flower and different times to add depth and texture to the space. 


Use decorative stones to blend hard landscaping into planting areas where possible - it will lessen the contrast between the paving and the planting to create a seamless flow throughout the space. 


Edge any patio paving areas with rockery stones and cobbles to add texture, shape and definition. Planters and large feature stones create focal points.


Random laying patterns create a traditional feel and mixing styles of paving can be quirky but can work and does create interest.