Urban Gardens

Escape from the hustle and bustle of life to the serenity of a courtyard garden designed, built, and tended by the experts at Hanselman Landscape.

A treasured oasis—Where green, living things are rare, they become even more precious. As a sanctuary from urban stress, a city garden can literally bring a breath of fresh air in a private and peaceful setting. Here, a garden creates shelter and a place to experience natural beauty, bringing surprising relief to the built environment.

Valued spaces—Urban gardens are usually modest in size, which makes the details more important. Small spaces allow for higher quality materials, permit more precise garden care in the limited time available to busy homeowners, and provide closer, more intimate settings which encourage conversation and relaxation.

Urban Courtyard garden design—Because of the limited space available, city gardens are often synonymous with courtyard gardens. Courtyard gardens extend a building’s welcoming environment and create a series of interesting spaces or outdoor “rooms.” Windows and glass doors can frame the living artwork of the garden for the enjoyment of those inside, providing views even during inclement weather and at night. Since all parts of a courtyard garden are close to people, it is important to select plants that are touchable, clean, beautiful, and even fragrant. Careful attention to scale, materials, and texture of all the elements will create an enjoyable experience and encourage lingering.

Sustainability and care—Creativity is needed to optimize the available planting area while maintaining an elegant lightness to the space. Also, with limited space, maintaining plant size and providing predictive maintenance are important considerations.

Contact Us if bringing garden elements to your urban space appeals to you. At Hanselman Landscape, we seek to bring natural beauty into the daily lives of our customers, especially those with space constraints. A garden is a delightful option!