Courtyard cafe garden design


We were asked to redesign a courtyard cafe garden for merchandising a premium range of Cretan terracotta pots and provide a café area for customers. The key objectives for the design were:

  • To maximise sales of product and return from the site
  • To put the owner’s unique stamp on the site, create a ‘wow factor’ and something that is beautiful
  • To create a destination experience that leaves a lasting impression on visitors


Design solution for the cafe garden created a contemporary courtyard that:

  • Is beautiful all year round and allows for stock rotation
  • Is in harmony with the surroundings and the traditional craftsmanship of the product, but with a contemporary design twist
  • Is welcoming and encourages visitors to dwell and explore
  • Effectively showcases and displays carefully curated product
  • Creates a successful balance between having the characteristics of a beautiful garden and having enough space to display product

This garden features a central water canal with steel ‘bridges’ that cross the water as well as sunken planting. This sunken planting together with vertical ‘green walls’ allowed the inclusion of as much planting as possible without reducing the amount of product display space.

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