One small yard design features multiple levels made of slate slabs and wooden decks. The somewhat Oriental design also has judiciously placed planters featuring richly textured plants, sculpture, decorative stones and a least one water feature.
Another small yard has three distinct areas. One is an area of grass broken up by cleverly arranged stepping stones, planted with a small fruit tree and bordered by grasses and dwarf conifers. Beyond it are woodlands, but before it steps lead down to a slate-paved patio with enough room for a dining set.
Another space tricks the eye into thinking that it's bigger than it is. The illusion comes from masses of flowers and shrubs planted along a zig-zag path paved with stove slabs and moss.