Redesign large garden advice
I'm looking for inspiration and advice with a garden redesign, it is a very large garden and this is the first third! This part of the garden used to mostly be covered in gravel with mature plants and a large border at the front. We have removed the gravel and some plants.
The garden is north-west facing and is fairly heavy clay.
We've put in a land drain across the garden (it has flooded before), it runs in front of the rotary line and behind the blue bag.
The part that was the border (at the front of photo) I'd like to put in a herb garden. I'm going to add gravel to aid drainage. It will have steps and a path through the middle.
I'm not so sure about the rest of the garden, we plan on putting in a lawn in the middle and have borders either side. I had thought about a Japanese influenced garden as we have acers and azeleas which are staying. I've also thought about ferns and foliage plants on the left where it gets more shade and adding plants with white flowers. But then I don't know what to do on the right!
More photos below, all thoughts appreciated.
Looking over to the right and the summerhouse
View from the bench on the right of the garden
Planned area for herb garden, left side of photo
Looking back at the house from the area in front of the summerhouse