This garden had been neglected for some time and was badly overgrown. The new owners built a big shed that initially dominated the whole site and made the garden look very small.
The new design uses gravel and paving to give a practical low maintenance surface near the house. The lawn at the top of the garden is a flat disc surrounded by the existing mature trees plus further planting that will develop over time to give a secluded canopy up here.
The gravel has lots of planting through it to give a soft feel to these areas without giving extra maintenance and a complimentary treatment was given to the small front garden.