You don’t need a huge space to have a sweet setting for enjoying the garden. This patio (one section-it wraps three sides of the house) is distinguished by a pergola festooned with climbing roses. (This is Rosa 'Veilchenblau' but any rambling climber will do.) This also contains wisteria and is surrounded by tall evergreens and beds of lavender. Add a set of teak chairs and a small table, and drop in the unexpected. In this case, the hanging pendant light. (See the entire garden!)
Summer should be this easy!