Complete redesign of the gardens surrounding a relatively modern house of Regency design on a sloping site to provide more level areas for seating, planting and enjoyment. A poorly drained sloping lawn was removed and the rear garden remodelled as a series of terraces with rich planting and gravelled paths. Steps lead up to small seating area enjoying views of the sea. A large seating and dining terrace along the back of the house was paved in stone setts and flags. An oak pergola with climbling roses adds interest to the side of the house. A sunken tramolpine was set into the lawn to create a safe but unobtrusive playspace for visiting grandchildren. Extensive areas of new planting were created, suited to the mild coastal climate.