A raised deck designed to soften and ease the transition from the house to garden provides generous entertaining space for the whole family and friends and is bordered by fragrant annual, perennial and evergreen planting. A row of Betula utilis Trinity College underplanted with Euphorbia characias wulfenii along the rear high wall of the garden provides privacy and structure to the space. There is ample space for children’s games and a separate pergola and swing lead to a timber slatted children’s garden room. Photographs of the maturing planting around the deck will be available soon.