Tailored Formal Gardens English Garden Fantasy by David Lewis Baker - One of a series of montage works created from photographs of a famous garden with topiary in a Warwickshire National Trust country house, taken in late August
I love the little stepping stone path (maybe impractical?) and also the way the screens stop you seeing all the way down - draws your eye along path (could be a good way to distract attention from fence and wall?
Garden design by carolyn mullet: Plant stairs with succulents - this actually works very well, the succulents thrive on the heat from the stone in summer. If you periodically wash the stairs off with (Garden Step Gabion)