Outdoor design: Urban courtyard
The four corners of the lower terrace are defined by Japanese tree lilacs, which fill the backyard with fragrance in late spring.
A large covered terrace with an outdoor dining area allows for pleasing views into the garden during dinner parties. The huge leaves of 'Frances Williams' and 'Sum and Substance' hostas provide lush division along a low wall.
The cross-shaped water feature is anchored by clipped boxwood at each corner with vibrant chartreuse lysimachia at their feet. The orb-shaped fountain is modern and sculptural in this backyard design.