3 of Our Favorite Gardens and How to Recreate Them

For many gardeners, the garden is not only visually appealing; it’s also an oasis to enjoy all spring and summer. As you’re Googling pictures of gardens or looking for inspiration from Pinterest for your garden, check out these three gorgeous gardens and how to create it yourself.

1The Classic English Garden

 

The formal English, manicured garden has long been held in high regard. These gardens have been inspired by traditional European-style courtyards. Though you may not have a garden of this size, you can recreate the charm on a smaller scale by pairing manicured hedges and colorful foliage with modern, industrial furniture, and rustic pottery. Low lying green bushes have been popular in landscaping, but when paired with large, rustic urns you get beautiful texture and depth. Wrought iron seating provides a place to rest and enjoy your garden in a beautiful setting. You can further accessorize with hurricane lanterns and cast iron urns filled with boxwood and ivy.

 

2Beatrix Potter Gardens

Known for her beautiful gardens in literature like her Peter Rabbit stories, she also is known for her eclectic gardens in real life that paired together the traditional English gardens with wild gardens inspired by nature. You can create your garden with modern plants. While the more traditional pieces include hedges like the last, it is paired with climbing roses and clematis with stone walls and facades. You can also include a small herb garden for a functional and aesthetic garden. The key to this type of garden is variety and planning for a range of plants to give it a wild and more natural look.

 

3Sissinghurst Monochrome Garden

 

The Sissinghurst garden is known for its monochromatic look created with grey and green foliage paired with white flowers. The Sissinghurst garden has a bunch of large variety of plants, but there’s many smaller plants that can recreate it on a smaller scale.  Pair crawling vines with smaller white flowers and foliage. If you don’t want white flowers, you can create a monochromatic look with any color flower you like.

Whether you’re looking for a natural garden, something functional, or something more formal, now is the perfect time to start your garden.

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