The perfect setting – a garden on River Terrace in the Thameside town of Henley on Thames.  This space is a real gem in this part of the world.  It faces the river, but also is overlooked by the many passersby that visit the town.  Our client, who loves to entertain, wanted quite a showpiece, but also wanted just a little bit of privacy from the prying eyes of the hoards!  Rather than screening the garden off from the town and the view, we gave him a sunken terrace with an overflowing water feature, so that he could have some privacy, whilst still enjoying the views to the river and to the rest of the garden.  The aspect was quite tricky as the garden doesn’t get much sun, but we provided texture and movement using grasses, bamboos and topiary as well as adding in a little bit of colour where we could with striking perennials and Acers.  The result is a chic garden for entertaining and relaxation!