Spanish Courtyard Design
Spanish Courtyards are designed like an outdoor room to create a restful, relaxing atmosphere.
The Roman and Moorish civilizations influenced the Spanish Courtyard Garden in the first through the twelve centuries. The Roman atrium was the model for the Spanish patio which became the central feature. The Moors improved on the gardens with significant advances in horticultural and irrigation.
The medieval cloister gardens of the Middle Ages continued the courtyard tradition in cathedral and monasteries where monks often grew medicinal herbs and flowers. Today there is a revival in the interest of Spanish Courtyard designs that creates restful outdoor rooms for entertaining or relaxing.