Tropical Garden Design

//Tropical Garden Design

Have you thought of a tropical garden design?

Especially in a smaller, urban garden where the garden is not having to blend into a rural setting, tropical planting can be a powerful alternative to a traditional garden design. Instead of relying on traditional design techniques such as edged borders, hedges and straight paths, a tropical garden design relies on the character of each tropical plant.

Paths can be windy and made from rich brown bark and planting can be designed so that it fills the canopy, middle layer and floor of your ‘forest’.

When thinking of a tropical garden design make sure you have good, rich soil and good drainage and if possible sheltered from a windy aspect.

Good luck with your plants. See my article on tropical garden design for further information.

Here are two examples we completed recently.









By |2019-03-27T20:03:04+00:00March 6th, 2016|Transformations|Comments Off on Tropical Garden Design

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.