The brief was to create a series of garden spaces that can be enjoyed by the whole family, creating seating areas in shade as well as sun, spaces for vegetable growing, a generous flower garden (herbaceous border) as well as wilder areas. A play tower is incorporated but not in such a way as to dominate the garden, and areas of ornamental grasses add atmosphere without increasing the amount of maintenance required significantly. A winding path leads through planting to the play area, a sunken fire pit and pond, with plenty of lawn left over for football and other boisterous play.