This split-level garden needed to be designed to enable the clients to help their severely disabled daughter to enjoy being outside in the garden with them. Although there was already a ramp the rest of the garden was inaccessible to her wheelchair. The clients also requested a second large seating area, a solution to screen neighbours’ outbuildings on the rear boundary and a large storage shed was to be kept and if possible not moved. They requested easy to look after plants and to keep some lawn. A wide path was built beneath a chunky timber pergola leading to a large patio area. The shed was screened by trellis and planting and a raised two tier sleeper bed was added to provide height for a stand of bamboo planting across the back boundary. This also provided additional seating for family gatherings. The tall evergreen bamboo screens the neighbours outbuildings and the houses beyond. The lawn was reshaped and clipped box balls formed the backbone of the low maintenance planting.