Garden Design using inspiration from a Landscape

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I took this set of photos in Holland.

I think they show both the different tones in nature and also the different balance of shapes.

The trick with garden design is bringing the essence of these shapes into smaller, urban gardens or mid sized country gardens.

If you look at the photos carefully and put your designer hat on: How can you bring the foreground, mid ground and background into your garden so that your garden feels more spacious. Can we reproduce the lovely white backs of the sheep into a formation of stones perhaps? Or clumps of wild, white flowers?

Or the curved path that disappears and gives our garden design a sense of mystery? How can we use the dense tone of the Heather and contrast it with the elegant stems of the Birch trees and soft grasses?

All these elements are at play with a garden design and even the smallest spaces can benefit from this approach.

Often garden designers are asked to say where their inspiration comes from? Almost all talk about where they roamed as children.

Which landscape would you reproduce with your garden design?

By |2019-03-28T18:32:28+00:00April 10th, 2017|Blog, Inspiration From Nature|Comments Off on Garden Design using inspiration from a Landscape

About the Author:

In 2006 I formed Glorious Gardens, gathering together skilled practitioners to offer not just design but implementation of these designs and maintenance packages where we could look after the gardens once we had created them. Throughout my career I have designed gardens to inspire people with the heart aching beauty of nature, with shapes, colours, moods and proportions to pleasure the body and calm and delight the mind. I am also an artist who works with colour and abstract shapes and I bring this sensitivity to the 4 dimensions of a garden. I am very good at listening to clients and I’m able to draw out the essence of what a client wants for their outdoor space.