My design creates a spacious outdoor living area close to the house, while making the rest of the garden decorative but increasingly easy to manage as it matures
The plot falls by about 0.5 m, away from the house, and I have terraced this slope to give a distinct 'living space' on the upper level, linked by steps to a less formal lower garden.
I have created a vista
from the conservatory attached to the house to a seat on
the lower level, placed where it catches the evening sun.
A water feature is placed to the side of this vista,
where it can be appreciated from both the conservatory
and the dining area.