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)
DIY Raised Garden Bed Seat – Step-by-step tutorial with instructions on how to make a movable “seat” for more comfortable access when tending or enjoying your raised garden bed. Great for adults & children. More DIY garden ideas @ themicrogardener.