Hidden away on a steeply graded site beside a natural stream which runs all year, this is a rare, understated and beautiful garden. Judicious use of hard landscaping – walls, terraces, paths – frames the planting and reduces maintenance and water spend as roots happily burrow their way into the cool soil beneath the paving. Once more, pots are employed to great effect and the borrowing of the landscape beyond the garden boundary lends a very special atmosphere. Though there are plenty of plants, they are so naturally balanced with the surroundings that the overall feeling is one of peace and relaxation.