‘Upstairs Downstairs’ was a tiny basement garden design intended for summer use when the town gets too hot. Tree ferns cast shade over a day bed and a water feature creates a soft pleasant noise to mask the sound of the town. The planting is shade tolerant and leafy, Hosta, Ligularia, assorted ferns, Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum Atropurpureum’ and Phyllostachys nigra make up the backbone of the planting. The red colour on the planters and day bed add a colourful, sparkly finish to the garden bringing visual warmth to the space. An inspiring garden design idea for those seeking a tranquil space in a busy urban environment. This garden will benefit from outdoor lighting to create an outdoor entertainment area for gorgeous summer evenings.