We have a small semi which we bought in 1972. We had three kids who liked to play in our garden which was half lawn and half veg with an old cedar greenhouse. As it's only 90 ft in length, we got rid of the veg and the greenhouse and grassed the lot. Over time we got into gardening, but I had a long term plan. We decided on a pond in 1976 and I built a crazy terazzo patio over a concrete raft I had laid and had our first pond. I built a quadrant shaped retainer for a small preformed pond and capped the edges with terazzo. Leaving the rest of the garden to lawn and a side border In1985 when all the kids had left home, I got rid of the small pond and built this 18" deep goldfish pond and relaid the patio and paths with crazy York stone. In 1986 I got the "koi bug" and dug out the pond to five feet. I put a pergola between it and the garage to compliment the one I put on the back of the house the year before. To complement the pond I built these in 1987, from concrete in molds I made. Just like making sand castles. First this. Then this, Then a bit more adventurous, this, a 6ft pagoda Then even more adventurous Our Japanese tea-house, really a glorified shed/summer house, but I think a bit more attractive. For the last ten years it has housed my two vinyl jukeboxes. I had the koi pool filled in this year as it developed a serious leak and had it flagged over. The koi went to a good home, a neighbour two doors away who has a fairly new pool. We took them round a few at a time in this my fibreglass "pram" as a few were over two feet in length. So now we have this, apart from no water it doesn't look that different. No changes apart from the plants since then It's all about the aspect from the the French windows in our lounge. My wife has MS and spends a lot of time in a chair but she has a pleasant vista. There's a lot of lighting in the garden including the Japanese lanterns. She can turn them on and the fountain from four switches behind the lounge curtains.