My clients were extending the house at the back into an upward facing slope. To create a new terrace area this was going to require soil removal, retaining walls and steps. An existing summerhouse was not being used because the bee hives had been sited next to it. The garden was very overlooked by the neighbours. My task was to create an attractive terrace for dining and relaxing, which worked well with the new timber framed extension. A new site for the bee hives was required, a greenhouse and total revamping of the borders around the lawn. Privacy was achieved with the construction of trellis work around new beds. For added interest, two matching water features were sited on each side of the new steps up on to the lawn. Brick retaining walls were constructed around the terrace and oak sleeper walls farther into the garden.