A typical” Billiard Board Table” garden
is transformed into useful and attractive family space by the employment
of a diagonal pattern design. This creates a sense of movement
around a central grass area and provides two seating areas to capture
the sun as it moves on its daily cycle. The largest, opposite an
open plan family room, benefits from the sun from morning to late
afternoon while the smaller receives sun late evening.
3D interest is provided by two raised planters and steps made
from wood sleepers. A child friendly water feature is constructed
on a face of the larger planter that may be appreciated from
the family room day and night. Further 3D interest is made by
the use of mature plants in key positions.