It can be a tricky task for a designer where features such as play space, a patio, water feature, shrubs, flower beds, washing line, shed, shade and a lawn are needed.Finding a practical use for irregular shaped plots, awkward corners and fulfilling a client’s wish for a garden of all year round interest is a real test for a designer. Most recently, I have tackled these problems in a garden on the steep hillside of Chalford in Gloucestershire.

It is facing these challenges and finding innovative design solutions to give clients the garden of their dreams that makes working with domestic gardens so interesting and rewarding.