Center of garden: brick patio for urn or obelisk or fountain. (Im going to have to do this under my Japanese Maple to keep my dogs from digging around it. For now I put vinegar soaked cotton balls around it and it seems to be working.
Since we have two large dogs, we need to have a separate human space fenced off from them like this so they won't destroy the garden. Repetition of hardscape shapes adding rhythm to a small space and setting each area apart for specific function.
Greys Court - Walled Garden by Peter J Dean on Flickr.