There is no need to compromise style or functionality in a tiny garden space. This courtyard works as a valuable ‘outside room’ where you can sit and relax, or entertain. The contrast of old London stock walls and pale grey, bat- ten fencing combine with white rendered raised beds and built-in, hard wood seating to produce a secluded and calm haven. Grey sawn limestone provides a sophisticated surface with pockets of low level planting to add dimension and interest. Buxus balls provide structural planting, offset by soft herbaceous colour and masses of spring bulbs to soften the raised beds.