An acre of my clients’ garden next to the tennis courts consisted of an avenue of mature apple and pear trees, a fruit cage of vines and a vegetable garden but was mainly to grass. The brief was for a formal layout with an informal planting scheme incorporating a rose garden, flower borders, a fenced off vegetable garden because of the rabbits, retain the fruit trees, a summerhouse, a pergola and a water feature. A formal layout was designed with pathways linking different areas within the garden. A long avenue through the mature fruit trees with a substantial stone obelisk focal point at the end was added. A brick and timber pergola was constructed centrally within the rose garden and a summerhouse was positioned at the end of the path in the ‘white garden’. My clients wanted to reuse materials they had on site so some of the pathways were laid with these paving stones and cobbles. The pergola piers were built out of bricks left over from the erection of the swimming pool building. The remainder of the pathways were created with a stabilised gravel system for ease of walking. The kitchen garden was relocated, secured against rabbits and one side was edged with Agriframe plant screens to support the relocated grapevines. Finally a slate water feature was installed at the junction of crossing pathways.