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Urban Garden Design: An Intimate Terrace Garden

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 in Design, Landscape Design
Urban Garden Design: An Intimate Terrace Garden

Ottawa patio garden with pavers and planting beds

At the heart of this open-air room is a beloved crabapple tree, visible from the kitchen windows, which provides food for the birds and a fragrant canopy over the lower terrace. The space was upgraded to accommodate the tree, and square-cut limestone paving stones, pea gravel, and planting beds replaced the uninviting lawn.

From Landscaping Ideas That Work by Julie Moir Messervy (The Taunton Press, 2013), page 64. Design by JSZLA; photo by Susan Teare.