Most gardens have some sort of patio. Indeed, for many urbanites it is their entire garden - somewhere to relax, sunbathe, entertain and even grow things. With so many demands on it, the design of the patio is crucial and Diarmuid Gavin pushes back the boundaries, showing how to make the best of use of this most important aprt of the garden. Aimed at non-gardeners and style-conscious home-owners, this book is full of stylish ideas and practical projects to transform your outdoor room. Subjects cover: paving, water features, eating and entertaining, plants, boundaries, furniture and accessories. It also includes a comprehensive reference section that explains basic construction techniques, from laying paving to putting up trellis.