A snug space is no reason to settle for a grim little garden. It's possible to transform even the tiniest of courtyards into a lush retreat with simple and easily replicated details. Here, bold design, eye-catching focal points, and fragrant blooms conjure glorious havens out of three small gardens. Though each serves a different purpose, they all share certain features: They make liberal use of boxwoods to define spaces; all employ statuary to create striking interest; and each contains fragrant plants to perfume the air.
Inventive hardscaping is key to making the most of a small space.