During the warmer summer months your garden can become an extension of your home, providing a wonderful outdoor area for dining and sitting, from dawn until dusk.
Strategically placed lighting or candles can be very atmospheric and can extend the length of time that you have to enjoy your garden.
Growing scented plants near to your seating area is also a good idea. If you are only able to sit and enjoy your garden in the evening then night scented plants might be the best option.
The sound of rustling leaves from plants such as grasses and the bubbling of a water feature can also add to the ambience.
If you are overlooked, utilising overhead screening can help create a more private area. Where external noise is a problem, erecting special sound reducing fencing may be worth considering.