Tony. A Brooklyn garden

Tony. A Brooklyn garden

These owners live in Brooklyn and have a backyard that measures roughly 20′ x 30′. It’s a small intimate space; their goal was to transform their backyard into a private sitting garden. The challenge here was to create a private space while being surrounded on 3 sides by tall buildings. The existing yard was enclosed with white PVC fencing, in order to create privacy we added 3 sets of natural wood lattice screening panels. These panels are ideal for cover plants to grow, and thrive on. We installed climbing hydrangeas, climbing roses, and wisteria on the lattice panels to provide privacy from the neighboring buildings. We created a raised planter bed in the far corner and added a large clumping river birch to provide height and shade. Closer to the house we planted a large Japanese Maple for additional privacy. We used reclaimed clay bricks, bluestone, slate, and Belgium blocks for our walls and hardscapes. Now the owner has an immensely private green sitting space in the heart of a bustling urban environment.