When it comes to your dream home in the country, the gardens are as important as the house itself. Whether the setting is woodland, rolling hills or shores of a lake, your landscape should blend with and enhance the natural environment. It should also provide quiet, intimate spaces where you can enjoy the outdoors, Perhaps you imagine an orchard where you and your children can pick apples, or a natural stone swimming pool for cooling off on hot days. Or maybe your ideal garden is simply a patio that offers a seat under a shady tree, with a perennial border for cutting fresh flowers. No matter what form it takes, every design solution is arrived at with your lifestyle in mind.