The first time I saw this garden it was dominated by a decked area, shed and a climbing frame. The deck was only slightly higher than the rest of the garden. However, it was surrounded by a balustrade which added to the overcrowded feeling. My two clients had different ideas for the garden. One wanted to pave the whole area and the other client wanted a lawn. The plan I came up with satisfied them both and they were very happy with the finished garden. The trick to giving the feeling of space in quite a small garden is to keep forms and materials simple. The shape of the lawn makes it look bigger despite being very a little area. We used as much of the existing plants in the garden and supplemented with some ground covering plants and colourful perennials.