Blocks of herbaceous planting around clean and crisp hard landscaping.
Use of topiary and trees to provide a framework.
Transparent boundaries between areas provided by tall planting, for example grasses or verbena bonariensis.
Meadow planting with mown grass paths towards the outer reaches to connect the garden seamlessly with the landscape.
Use of water to draw the eye towards points in the landscape
Form and structure to provide height and interest through the year with lighting to bring the garden into use after dark as an entertainment space.
In a courtyard, heightened planting around the walls adds interest while water and scented plants can be used to delighted the senses.
On a roof terrace grasses can add movement and taller planting can be used to frame or hide views.
In long, narrow town garden, clever use of hedging.