This garden in Rowlands Gill sloped steeply down to within 1m of the house, finishing with a 1.3m high wall.

The design pushed back this wall and created a paved patio and a gravel patio at different levels, introduced steps and level changes through the use of timber sleepers together with carefully sited plants and ornaments. These have been supplemented by attractive plant containers placed by the customer.

The final results were stunning as these photographs show.