When my clients bought this barn conversion it had half an acre of field and a substantial patio. It was therefore a blank canvas. The brief was for a large decked area, a summerhouse, a herb garden, an orchard and planting borders. Sinuous pathways, a large deck, lawns and borders were designed. A large summerhouse was incorporated and a smaller gazebo further up the garden looking out over the adjoining countryside. A new orchard was planted at the far end of the garden and herbs were incorporated into a large knot garden. A general atmosphere of tranquillity with changing views as one progresses from one area to another was achieved.