Sometimes gardens are just too small to have conventional lawn and flowerbeds.
In a courtyard garden, paving often dominates, but the effect can still be very pleasing with the careful choice of planting and some imaginative timber structures.
The next two pictures show a special transformation: a courtyard at a primary school.
The first picture shows the courtyard before work began.
The second picture shows how the courtyard has been completely transformed into a sensory garden complete with this enchanting chair.