The existing rear garden for this property on the outskirts of a village in Wiltshire was a narrow 3m wide strip. The clients acquired an additional 6 x 50m from the neighbouring farmer. The brief was to create a low maintenance garden suitable for a young family. Sensitivity was required for the neighbours to the south, so we placed the vegetable garden there rather than a play area for the children. A generous area of perennial planting wraps around the seating area adjacent to the house whilst planting is kept to a minimum in other areas for ease of maintenance. A dense hedge of grass, Miscanthus, softens the fence line and creates a visual link with views across the fields.