The possibilities for town gardens are so often electric, they can be another room and an extra world for the house. William Morris suggested that a garden should be thought of as rooms continuing and leading out from the house. When you have acres of room in the country often the great success is with hedges and walls making more rooms of delight. In a small town garden, or a more generous one, the same applies.
This Oxford city garden from the 1880’s was taken over completely by an extraordinary hotchpotch of single storey bakery buildings. It was found empty, with piles of rubble and electric cables sticking up into the air, one wondered if they still alive! Rubbish galore, white glossy tiles on the garden walls and buddleias and sycamores thriving! Fabulous! What fun!
But, glee, this garden faces west. With sun and light the task was easy, a gift.