The aim of the garden was to show how an enclosed courtyard could be treated in Japanese style. Entitled 'The Tea Garden', this was a modern interpretation for a tiny courtyard (6m by 4M).
A tea house was suggested by shoji screen panels, and a waiting arbour by the bench under the entrance gateway. The garden between them included a stepping stone path, water basin and lantern, and a bridge over a dry stream that divided the space.
Planting was informal, as appropriate for a tea garden, and mainly consisted of evergreen shrubs with an acer suitably framed in the corner. Being a show garden, public access was important: the side fencing allowed the public to get very close to the garden, even to lean on it, and when standing back, to see views framed by posts and roof.