Whether you have a specific theme in mind or prefer the more organic approach to giving your garden a makeover, it’s best to look at it as if you are seeing it for the first time. That way you can select any key elements that attract you and decide what you don’t like about it before you start.

Choose a focal point that you can work from, such as a tree which features prominently, or a spot where sunlight pours in. From here you can design the flow of your garden to create a unique haven. One couple chose a large frangipani tree to be their garden’s focal point, as it provided a great meeting place under the large, sweeping branches.

Sandstone paving can create a stylish pathway around your garden or as a route to a specific patch of grass or flowering beds. Locally sourced sandstone is a wonderful way to include the surrounding environment and embed history into the landscape.