The great thing about back gardens is that you can create any type of space. You could level the whole thing with paving stones for an ultra-low maintenance garden, or you can fill it with roses and have a garden that feels more like you’re in an English rose garden.
Gardens have always been an interesting challenge for designers because they work with living moving items. They have to imagine how the garden is going to look several months and years from this moment.
Bright colours, movement, mirrors and more are suitable to be added to the garden and make something pretty incredible.
If your goal is to make a garden that is enchanted and beautiful, here are some tips for you!
Up up and away
We spend much of our gardening focusing on beds, hedges, etc. All of those items are pretty low to the ground, but climbing plants, trellis and fairy lights can help us move our eyes upwards.
Vertical spaces are used more often in micro gardens because they have to use them to get textures and colour. Bigger gardens often skip that possibility.
Consider having or DIYing a pergola to give you the extra height.
Just like home interiors, the lighting makes a significant difference, and some eye-catching options can go in your garden! If you have ever marvelled at photos of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, some large trees are multiple colours – this achievable in your own garden. Check out a solar light store and find some bright options that you might enjoy.
Something that is synonymous with an enchanted garden is fairies and other magical creatures. If you have trees or little nooks and crannies in your garden, start tucking fairy doors, trinkets that goblins might’ve collected and perhaps even the marks of a dragon!
You can either surprise your child with all these magic beasts, or perhaps they are a little older and want to help create some magic.
Most often, the garden’s focal point is now a seating area; there are so many options that there is something for every taste, from boxy seating that is lower to the ground to the more traditional wooden table and chairs.
If you don’t have the space for a seating area, then large planters with fragrant flowers like lilacs and lavenders are perfect.
Draw inspiration from the stunning Japanese-style gardens and inject lots of colours, textures and varying heights. While you might not have the space for running water, you can most likely add in some ornamental features. The darker paving stones against coloured woods and bright flowers are stunning.
Keep in mind that gardens are ever-changing; different plants and bushes will thrive at different times in the year, allowing you to plan far ahead.
Gardening is one of the most enjoyable hobbies you can share with your children, too – especially when creating something magical: The Benefits Of Sharing A Hobby With Your Child – A Time Out for Mommy.