Extensive country gardens, especially when they are positioned within a broader, established countryside landscape with views beyond the confines of the plot, need sympathetic design treatment and an ability to complement the style and scale of the surroundings. The architecture of the home buildings will influence landscaping and planting decisions in the garden, and the garden should merge with and enhance views of the wider countryside beyond, rather than obscuring or fighting with them. The feeling of space and vistas in a larger garden may also need to be balanced with the creation of more intimate, private spaces designed for specific purposes such as entertaining, relaxing in a quiet sanctuary, or providing sport and play areas for adults and children. Where there is scope for major installations such as tennis courts or swimming pools, these will need to be positioned and screened to blend with the bigger design picture, and tasteful selection of furniture, structures and art objects will help to create continuity and harmony.