The new owners of this garden wanted to make the most of the space, which was considerably smaller than their old garden. This design created the illusion that this space was bigger than it actually is. It is divided into separate areas for the owners to sit and potter at different times of the day. We wrapped a contemporary pool with irises and water lilies around the new patio. This has a zigzag bridge across to a bower at one end of the garden. There is also some lawn and a swing for grandchildren to play. As well as enjoying the garden while outside, there are also beautiful views from the house. Windows look out onto statues and garden art that the couple had brought with them from their old house. Although this had been an awkwardly shaped garden, this actually made the final layout more interesting.