I like a tinkle or deep dooong in the garden. But really – do we need to see the chime? In the Welsh Garden created by Anne Wareham the chimes are in a woods – not visible except when the visitor is underneath the tree canopy. I like that secret location. It added depth to the garden and also psychology reduced the garden size. Chimes enable a friendly hello to transfer from boundary to boundary without much effort.
If you are going to see the wind chimes I would argue – if you must – can someone redesign the wind chime - failing that – lets see the wind chimes as big as possible. How about an oversized 4 metre wind chime? Now that is a fun-’ish’ way to deal with an ordinary design in a largish landscape.