The ease with which this garden carries you along is brilliant?and deceptively difficult to achieve. As Deacon points out, it involves manipulating aspects of which the person walking through the garden is probably only faintly aware. ?I wouldn?t expect or even want people to say, ?Oh, I see, he?s changed the levels. Aha! A transition between spaces,? but I?m hoping to encourage that feeling subconsciously,? he says. ?It?s one of the factors that makes being in a garden an aesthetic experience?a bringing together of the conscious and the unconscious.?
A long view of the central axis reveals the level changes and carefully chosen plants that define each garden area.