This sunny Mediterranean courtyard garden has just been created as a retreat for a professional couple with grown up children and house proud dog. Within a year, the new fences have become clad in climbers and the plants are spilling out of the borders.

The Mediterranean planting, metalwork, antique Middle Eastern wall screens and Moroccan mosaic table create an exotic feel.

The pair of metalwork seats and arch allow the family to enjoy the sun or shade surrounded by scented Jasmine and Honeysuckle and stunning amethyst Passionflower.

Plants from other regions including a Japanese Maple, Amelanchier and Camellia sasanqua extend the season of interest. Perennial herbs, figs and aromatic myrtle can be enjoyed, and even olives in a hot summer.

Mediterranean courtyard Clapham