A place of calm in the busy city. This garden is divided into three clearly defined areas, a sandstone terrace, central lawn and a pool area.

The ground plan of crisp straight lines is softened with luxuriant shade tolerant planting.

A glass door was installed to help link house and garden, while access was improved with new steps that land gently on the terrace.

“It looks stunning today, but when we moved in, it was a nightmare — completely overgrown and shaded by four-storey houses and neighbouring trees. We really didn't think a lot could be done with it.”