This is a narrow and steep rear garden whose owners wanted to transform it into a light, open and contemporary outdoor space. Our design increased the depth of the patio and created raised rendered beds at various levels, one of which integrates a small water feature. We reconfigured the steps leading to the upper level of the garden which freed up further patio space laterally. On the top level, a retaining sleeper bed in front of the fence allowed us to level and turf the upper tier of the garden. Since the patio is in constant view of the kitchen and dining room, the planting scheme is almost exclusively composed of evergreen shrubs and perennials, which were chosen to create interesting compositions of colour and texture in front of the pristinely rendered walls. Lighting project moving silhouettes of plants onto the panoramic backdrop.