Part of the brief for this project was to include a bedroom suite on the ground floor. Since this bedroom is situated at the front of the property, which is deliberately quite open and has a lot of glass looking out towards the road, it was necessary to enclose a private courtyard garden giving privacy and shelter. The design of this small garden space is simple and contemporary with rendered walls and pantile cappings linking it to the house. Satin glass panels separate the wall from the house and boundary, and a light slot in the wall breaks up what might otherwise be an uninteresting expanse of wall. As the planting matures it will be a sunny, sheltered and comfortable space.