A granite terrace with limestone detailing leads to the steps into the garden. The site slopes upwards from the house, so the planting has been kept low to create a sense of space. The length of the garden is divided by a cedar wall with a window, offering view of a stunning Japanese maple. This turns fiery red in autumn – and also conceals the side path. Stepping stones lead across the lawn to a pebbled courtyard and a contemporary Rooms Outdoor studio. Planting is soft and airy with splashes of colour.