Most of the garden was taken up by a disused tennis court with higher ground along one side. The tarmac surface and hardcore were scraped off and planting pits dug for the trees before a two foot depth of topsoil was spread over the area for the new lawn and planting. The clients wanted a productive, wildlife-friendly garden, which was good to look at and where they could entertain guests. There is a patio and terraced herb garden next to the house, a large lawn with spaces for wildflowers, fruit trees and soft fruit plus borders for ornamental shrubs and perennials. The raised area has become a shrub walk leading from the house to a more secluded sitting area at the end of the lawn. The planting has been done in stages and is still being developed.