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How to create the perfect garden

25 Jun, 2020

How to create the perfect garden

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As we all begin to spend more time outside whether in public parks, our own gardens or someone else’s, many of us begin to ponder the perfect garden. As homeowner’s we may well be thinking about what are the key elements for our own ideal Eden. Is the garden the place where we can enjoy nature, feel relaxed and perhaps entertain friends? Do we need a garden hut or an outdoor kitchen to really make the most of our space? During these days of Lockdown and social isolation the idea of spending time with family and friends is something many of us crave. Here are some ideas to stimulate some thoughts on what an ideal garden might look like.

Monet’s house at Giverny in France

What is your Perfect Garden

Summer is here, and it is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy your garden. Relaxing in the sunshine and cooking up grilled feasts on your BBQ is the perfect way to spend the summer months at home. So you might have thought of an outdoor kitchen, great for entertaining. If you’re lucky enough to have a garden but are underwhelmed with its current appearance, you might want to use this time to revamp your outdoor space and turn it into the perfect haven to enjoy the hot days and warm nights. Here are some great ideas on how you can transform your backyard into the perfect garden.

Water Features

The sound of trickling water is one of the most relaxing noises known to man. If you want to inspire some tranquillity in your garden. Then adding a water feature could be the way to go. Not only do they have a calming presence, but they can also offer some artistic flair to your outdoor space. They come in all shapes and sizes; therefore, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find one that suits even the smallest spaces. If you did have more room to work with, perhaps you could even add some fish into a larger pond for a more dramatic look?

Lilly ponds at Giverny

Cooking Area and Outdoor Kitchen

BBQs are one of the best things about the summer, and they’re great to enjoy with your immediate family or hosting a garden party with friends. It’s always a good idea to buy the best grill you can afford, and the larger models are ideal for bigger get-togethers. For the perfect cooking area in your garden, consider having outdoor kitchen cabinets installed.

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When planning an outdoor kitchen think about what you need

They are best suited for more extensive gardens, but if you do have space, they will make your outdoor cooking experience much better. You can store all the necessary equipment there which will save you time running in and out of the house while you’re hosting. It will make quite an impression on your guests!

Add Layers to your Outdoor Space

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You could use your patio for an outdoor kitchen

A large lawn is excellent if you have kids as it provides them with a lot of space to run around, but a flat garden can be boring to look at. To make your garden more interesting, consider adding layers for a more dramatic effect. Raised flower beds are one way to do this, or you could build a decked area or even a rockery to add some volume. You could still reserve enough space for your kids to enjoy and play safely, but these extra layers will make your garden look more appealing.

Plan herbaceous borders and good access points

Sheltered Space

In the hot months, it’s a good idea to have some shaded areas to sit under to cool off and protect yourself from too much UV-ray exposure. Summer houses are a great way to provide this sheltered area and are equally perfect for sitting in if there is any rainfall. You can fill it with comfortable furniture and delicate lighting, making it ready to enjoy in any weather.

A garden hut can make a great sheltered space

Make sure you’re making the most of your garden this summer by adding some of these fantastic features.


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