Love this garden, possibly grass on the left as a path to the terrace instead of wooden tiles - Gardens by Teus Timmer fotoboek: Patio tuin--Love this little courtyard, and the way they have trained the trees/vines to resemble a pergola.
olive trees in courtyard. Evergreen, soft grey tones, hardy and easily shaped. My husband really wants one of these in our garden so he can have an "on-tap" supply of olives and a reminder of my Italian roots.
Belgravia House in London by Todhunter Earle. Even though this is a rooftop garden, the design show would be excellent for any long, narrow yard. Great way to break up the space by making different "zones"!