This pretty little cottage on the Lizard Peninsula had a tired looking garden with a leaking pond, a rotting glass house and too many concrete surfaces.

Having lived for the last 10 years in southern France, the owners wanted to add a touch of the Med to their Cornish garden.

A simple water feature in the courtyard can now be seen from the kitchen, the side of the cottage where the glasshouse once stood lends itself to a sheltered seating area, light limestone paving offset with black granite setts brings extra warmth to the area.

The overhead timber structure is a focal point that will support vines and create dappled shade.

Split hazel hurdles float above the original granite wall to give the garden privacy from the road.

Raised sleeper vegetable beds curve around the garden combining the practicalities of production with the aesthetics of the garden.

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