Espaces Viridis
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An intimate urban back court garden contemporary-landscape

An intimate urban back court garden

Located in the Plateau Mont-Royal district of Montreal, this small contemporary court garden offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of busy city life.

Photos: Michel Forbes

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Thank you Barbarad! The custom trellises were assemble using welded 1/2'' gauge rectangular aluminum pipes for the frames and 1/8'' dia aluminum lattices for the actual trellis sections (also tack welded to the frames). The vines now are growing and filling-in the entire trellis surfaces (time for a new photo :-) ). As for the bird bath, our Clients chose and purchased the item from a local supplier here in Montreal. It's a simple container (a dark copper material) that must be emptied, cleaned and filled occasionally by the owners (no pump system) - old school. Again, many thanks for your question today. Pierre D. - Espaces Viridis
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Even a garden with mostly hard surfaces and few plants can be an urban sanctuary by enclosing the space with a tall fence and creating texture and contrast with pavers and gravel. Whether you opt for natural or stained, the fencing defines the space.

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pebbles to create texture
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tilted planks
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the whole thing framed size of boards posts showing
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back yard lawn replacement meandering path to edge of yard Asian look
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Love the mix of stones.
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gate to the pool area
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Fence and gate combination
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Grey flagstone with river rocks and vegetation
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like the horizontal boards on fence for a change from vertical, also like the stained look of the wooden fence. Interesting large round rocks for garden. Would be more difficult to walk on than smaller pea gravel, it seems. Would probably have to stay on stepping stones? Like the irregular stepping stones. Nice visually.
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Clover mixed in with the rock and cobble stone. Same elements as Colina.
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An intimate urban back court garden Located in the Plateau Mont-Royal district of Montreal, this small contemporary court garden offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. Photos: Michel Forbes
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slated fence
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natural stone walkway - small garden setting: Even a garden with mostly hard surfaces and few plants can be an urban sanctuary by enclosing the space with a tall fence and creating texture and contrast with pavers and gravel. Whether you opt for natural or stained, the fencing defines the space.
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stone and rock
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permeable garden path
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I like the horizontal look and this seems a nice way to keep it private with the levered slats.
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nice slat fence that is effective despite tall stucco building next door
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horizontal board fence
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This was a fence we liked but not sure if it's on the more expensive side.
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like this
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No grass
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Fence for back yard
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gate top
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Low maintenance
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contrast between black stones & wood
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organic look /practical
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Pedestal sink used as a bird bath -- put the sundial in it!
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small enough to do
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CourtYard - BirdBath - Rocks - Pavestones
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ian & rachel
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Stones and grids
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flagstone/beach pebbles in side yard
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Side yard
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slab stone
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gate and color of fencing
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Fence door
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stain color on slatted fence flagstone pavers... Gate/Fencing idea for front and backyard.... Horizontal fencing easy access gate. Secret entrance side gate?... stained wood horizontal fence and arched gate... Mixed flooring and view of house to fence... mostly hard surfaces and few plants can be an urban sanctuary by enclosing the space with a tall fence and creating texture and contrast with pavers and gravel. Whether you opt for natural or stained, the fencing defines the space.... So natural. I love the fence.... Even a garden with mostly hard surfaces and few plants can be an urban sanctuary by enclosing the space with a tall fence and creating texture and contrast with pavers and gravel. Whether you opt for natural or stained, the fencing defines...
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bird bath
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