The garden of this Victorian house has been transformed into a Mediterranean courtyard garden. Water flows from the square pond in the centre into a channel which travels halfway along the garden, only to disappear under the patio. The veranda at the other end of the garden is built with oak and has handmade terracotta roof tiles. It is a nice cool place to retreat to on a hot summer day, and a charming focal point. Herringbone brick works has been used for the two symmetrical paths and the paved island around the pond. A retained silver birch adds great visual pleasure to the veranda. Cotswold shingle has been used for its varying textures and light colour.