When I was first called in, the owners had just moved in and the garden was infested with Japanese Knotweed. The railway line right at the back felt very close., visually and sound-wise.
This is a South-facing garden with an existing mature Cherry tree. The dining area was created underneath the tree to benefit from the dappled shade of its foliage as the area by the house was too hot to enjoy lunch.
Here is a long but narrow garden in South London for a family of 4 who wanted to maximise and compartiment their outdoor space.
This is a North-facing garden with an existing mature Sycamore tree therefore very shady. The owners wanted to retain a large lawn but were very keen to inject light. The existing garden had very intricate levels and layout.