A curved limestone retaining wall contrasts with the polished concrete, whilst a prominent feature letterbox sits proud to announce the commencement of the steps down to a curved stone paved entry. Planting is a juxtaposition of species to flank the uneven ends of the broad steps. Plants flower seasonally to give a whimsical planting palette. Hardy succulents in striking greys act as accents with lush green perennials. The pathway is flanked by subtle lighting bollards to transform the space into the evening. The inner courtyard of the home was completely under-utilised and being paved in concrete was an uninviting space. Retaining the clients mango tree, the space was completely repaved in a very structured way with rectangles intersecting. Lush green plantings of a few species only are juxtaposed in larger formats to create a very balanced, restful space. Planning for this summer stay-cation garden is now underway.