Use rectangles to create a zig-zag plot: A series of rectangular lawns or any other ground cover or paving of your choosing - pebbles, decking - are laid at right angles to each other. They traverse the garden, giving strong direction. By Diarmuid Gavin.
Narrow garden space of a townhouse. This very narrow space on the side of a townhouse is made more interesting by using an interesting paving pattern with tiles and pea gravel, plus a variety of plants in pots giving it height and texture