Daily Garden: Modern Dutch Courtyard

I luurrve this garden and patio.  the combination of rustic with a little modern and a little retro is the aesthetic I think I try to achieve for my own living spaces.   As far as outdoor kitchens go, the way that this keeps it finctional, and simple so appealing.  The classic shape of the Weber BBQ is cool but changed up to be ‘built in’ (and converted to gas?)

stuart mcintyre dutch garden

The other idea I take from this garden is the orientation of the patio area.  Usually the patio is located right out the back door and anchored to the back of the house, but here it runs down the side of the garden creating an interesting sheltered space that looks out over the garden.  It makes the garden feel more like a gallery courtyard don’t you think?

stuart mcintyre dutch garden
Photos by Stuart McIntyre

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Mariss on March 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    This is gorgeous! I like the orientation too. It makes it into an outdoor living space with a wonderful view of their garden. So jealous!

  2. yana on April 9, 2010 at 6:51 am

    please suggest me crippers that grows on the wall, for rainy season area.

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