Gorgeous Gardens: Charming Courtyard Has Natural Landscaping

This courtyard embodies all the charm and personality one expects of Charleston, South Carolina. Bluestone pavers add texture while framing and protecting small plants. A patio at the back has dining and seating areas for enjoying the great outdoors. The courtyard's natural landscaping adds even more personality to this dreamy space.

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Photo By: Chris & Cami Photography, LLC

Charming Courtyard in Charleston, S.C.

Anyone who's strolled down the streets of historic Charleston, S.C., knows that behind every gate or wall lies a picture-perfect garden. These matte black doors are no exception, marking the entrance to a charming courtyard on lower King Street.

Raised Patio Allows for Entertaining

Straight ahead, a raised bluestone patio with plenty of chairs gives the owners room to entertain or lounge. Windmill palms flank the patio on either side, while two very mature Crape Myrtles provide a touch of symmetry.

Antique Gates Allude to City's History

To further evoke Charleston's rich history and charm, the Carolina Landscape team hung iron gates along the garden wall. Greenery enhance's the vignette's beauty.

Close Up of Jasmine-Covered Trellis

A trellis covered in jasmine creates a beautiful juxtaposition to the gate's raw iron. Better still, the plant infuses this outdoor space with natural fragrance.

Outdoor Dining Set With Blue Accents

This pretty patio also includes a dining table, with cushioned chairs for comfortable seating. At night, the owners and their friends can enjoy dinner beneath the stars while exchanging casual conversation.

Bluestones Make Beautiful Outdoor Mosaic

Just through the gate, guests will find a beautiful mosaic of large, irregularly-shaped bluestone right at their feet. With a variety of sedums, thyme and dwarf Mondo tucked into the cracks, this garden draws ample visual interest.

Brick Stairs, Wall Tie Backyard Together

To the left of the patio, brick stairs lead guests to the home's main entrance and complement a nearby garden wall. In turn, this outdoor space looks as cohesive as possible.

Courtyard Boasts Natural Texture

Taking a step back shows just how spacious this courtyard really is. From here, one can also appreciate the space's plethora of textures, from those sun-loving evergreen shrubs to perennials and grasses.

Courtyard Makes Room for Parking

When the courtyard isn't being used as an entertaining space, the owners and their guests can park their cars right on the bluestone. The gate closes, too, for additional privacy.

Flowering Plants Decorate Front Porch

A closer look at the front porch reveals a wealth of plants and pretty perennials. These not only balance the home's steady architecture, but also add a pop of color.

Sedums, Thyme and Dwarf Mondo

With so many different kinds of sedums, thyme and dwarf Mondo tucked into the bluestone, this garden feels natural and a little wild.

Bluestone Protects Plants & Flowers

The bluestone isn't just beautiful; it's also fully functional, allowing visitors to cross the yard without damaging any of the plants or flowers.

Purple Flowers the Yard

Thanks to its variety of plants and flowers, this courtyard will constantly keep you guessing as it changes through the seasons.

Sundial Doubles as Garden Sculpture

Look carefully and see how decorative ironwork layers the yard, creating a cool visual contrast to all the plants and fresh flowers. With sundials and more, this outdoor space has no shortage of interesting artwork.

Ornamental Grasses Line Edge of Courtyard

The garden feel is natural and slightly wild, with a mix of textures from those sun-loving evergreen shrubs to perennials and gorgeous grasses.

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