The French Courtyard


Classic French courtyard

Artfully trimmed topiaries of boxwood, antique Anduze urns, climbing Boston ivy, Pierre du Ronsard roses on stone walls all welcome you to come and sit in these often tucked-away courtyard spaces in Provence. 

Summer kitchen French garden dining spaces

Not always do we feel like spending time in a large space, sometimes a more intimate space for some solitude sheltered by cool stone walls on a summer's afternoon is just what is needed

French courtyard

Antique French watering can topiary courtyard

French summer kitchen outdoor fireplace

Reading under the shade of a fig tree on a summer's day listening to the cicadas, the breeze through the leaves, and breathing in the herbal and floral scented air - this is not impossible to recreate in your own garden. 

Shady French courtyard Provence

Antique French watering cans courtyard decor 

Water running from a natural source pours from a moss covered fountain and adds another sensory and classical layer to a French courtyard. 

French fountain garden courtyard

French courtyard with fountain and ivy

Create your French courtyard with our collection of stunning garden furniture and decor.

All photos by Hugh Cameron, Chez Pluie Provence at La Ferme du Bon Dieu, Provence. 

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1 comment


  • Debra Mar

    My head is spinning with stunning ideas!
    Thanks Suzanne and Hugh.
    Merry Christmas!


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