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What else makes a garden magical?
Claire Curran

Essential element

Water is an essential element of a garden, says designer Maria del Carmen Calvo. "I've created a garden where I'm never far from its sound," she says.

Though Calvo's garden is not large, she has included seven fountains, most of her own design. Here, pots of purple fountain grass flank a gate leading to a cherub fountain in a charming outdoor room.


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