This large garden in Harpenden had a number of problems before it was re-designed. An old dated wall close to the house and a sloping garden meant that the house felt very crowded by the garden. A dark coloured block paving patio close to the house felt dated and a north-facing aspect added meant that this part of the garden felt dark and damp. The whole garden was re-designed, and split into three areas. The first area close to the house is an area of warm coloured Millboard composite decking leading to sawn sandstone steps into the upper garden. The walls are clad with porcelain cladding with minimal joints and sawn sandstone copings. The warm light colours and wide staircase into the garden transformed this area making it lighter and more welcoming. In the upper garden, generous planted flower beds have brought colour and interest in the garden. A large new garden room was added to the garden with a further sunny deck area created in composite decking, with addtional sawn sandstone steps into the upper part of the garden. This area also includes a water bowl with moving water for interest and for the birds! In the last and largest part of the garden a small orchard and wildflower area was created and contained within low woven willow hurdles and finally three raised vegetable beds, composting bins and a water supply were added to create an attractive area for growing herbs and vegetables.