Types Of Garden

Types of garden Every once in a while we all need to relax, unwind and enjoy a bit of time in solace with nature and revel in its beauty. We do not need to go hiking or camping to experience all that. Having a garden in your home gives you the convenience of experiencing all that without the hassle of packing up your stuff and still you have the comforts of your own home. There are different garden designs that could give you this experience.

A garden may be classified according the predominant feature that it has. It can be according to the use of a garden such an herbal garden wherein the predominant feature is the collection of herbal plants. Another classification of garden types is based on the origin of the design. Some garden designs are tailored from the traditions and themes practiced in a certain countries. There are gardens patterned after the themes of the Chinese, Japanese, French and English peoples and even the gardens in the Victorian era. These gardens are inspired by the unique characteristic, tradition, landscape and the plants and flowers that a country has. For example, the Japanese garden is distinct because of the presence of Lotus and cherry blossoms while the English-inspired gardens are those that have hedges around it. People who originate from another part of the world would want to bring a piece of their home by creating a garden whose design is reminiscent of the place they left behind and this is enough reason to make one decide on what type of garden design to follow.

Though you have many types of garden designs to choose from when designing your garden, there are still some considerations in doing so.

First, consider your geographic location. Make sure that what you are planning to implement in your garden design is in compatibility of your location. You might be wondering how this can affect the garden. Well, it is because some plants do not grow well in certain environmental conditions and even if they do they do not bear fruits or flowers. So if you are planning to make an English country garden, ask you yourself i\if the plants and grass typical of this kind of garden would grow beautifully in your area. If it does not, you will not even come close to creating it in an authentic kind of way.

The next item to be considered above anything else when it comes to the types of garden you can have is your spending capacity. Budget is the very key in the success of a garden. With a generous budget you can choose to have a very glamorous and well-manicured garden. Some gardens may require ornaments and plants that will give the garden a more authentic look. Yet, it can be expected that it will really cost you. If you are unwilling to shed a large sum of money, then you can opt to have a much simpler garden. There are garden types that you can follow which makes use of plants and ornaments that you already have or can be bought at a lower cost. Budgeting does not only mean the initial payment of the construction of the garden, it also includes the maintenance of the garden such as water, fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides and more. These are expenses that many do not foresee which results in the garden being abandoned and losing its supposed beauty. So before starting a garden make sure that you have the enough budget to sustain it.

This is just a guide to the possible types of garden available to choose from. Yet, there is no limit to the type of garden that one can have. You can even design your own wherever your imagination may take you.

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English Country Garden

English Country Garden is a garden that mimics the natural look of England’s countryside. The English countryside typically has wide fields of wild flowers and stone hedges. It is a picturesque scene, something that is similar to the gardens portrayed in fairy tales. Most people who have this type of garden theme for their gardens are people from Europe who have lived away from their home country. This design appeals to them as it brings memories of their younger years in E

Rose Garden

Rose garden are nostalgic, sweet, and romantic, which is probably why they are so very popular. Whether it’s a garden full of exotic hybrid color roses or a garden full of just red roses or just white roses, the results are always stunning. Their blossoms radiate and create beauty.For centuries people have given roses in bouquets of love and bathed in rose water. They perfumed their bodies and homes with rose oil, scattered rose petals around rooms, awarded roses for achievement, pla

A Victorian Garden Intorduction

  Victorian gardens are popular with a lot of experienced gardeners. Its classic and elegant look can really make its designer be proud of his creation. The design philosophy of a Victorian style garden was founded on the basic belief of people during life in the Victorian era and that is man as a master over the elements. Hence, the basic principle of these gardens is all about order and neatness which depicts man’s superiority over all others. It is common to see plants growing in v

Wildflower Garden

One of the major reasons for having a garden-forgetting about the benefits of exercise and communing with nature-is to enjoy the beauty of flowers. Of course, Mother Nature was not really interested in our likes and dislikes when flowering plants were developed: From her point of view the only reason for the existence of flowers is to manufacture seed and guarantee the future survival of each species of plant. Luckily what attracts the bee, moth, or butterfly is also attractive to our

Japanese Garden

Japanese gardens are becoming more and more popular although they can be difficult to recreate if you don’t have a lot of land for your garden.  Traditionally, Japanese gardens have a small structure at the heart of the garden, either a home or a teahouse which looks out over the rest of the garden.  Japanese gardens incorporate traditional elemental design that usually feature rocks, water in the form of a brook or a lake, a lantern somewhere in the garden, and a bridge or step

French Garden

medianet_width='300'; medianet_height= '250'; medianet_crid='138964988'; French gardens are formal and are highly organized. The design of this type of garden is characterized by classical geometric shapes and symmetrical grids that were inspired from Roman architecture. They are usually found in large houses, hotels, theaters. However, during the time this garden style was developed, it was then an extension to the chateau which its surrounds. The garden then signifies wea

Native Garden

medianet_width='300'; medianet_height= '250'; medianet_crid='138964988'; The idea of a Native garden is a relatively new concept that is sweeping across the US and attracting a lot of new people to gardening. The idea behind a Native garden is to use only plants and flowers that are native to the region you live in.Conservationists say that planting native gardens will help the soil and provide refuge for local animals while sustaining the ecological balance of the area. Fans

Tropical Garden

Tropical garden are suitable in places with warm climate and can be very attractive to and draws butterflies because of its greenery and vibrant flowers. Thick green foliage, colorful flowers and plants are something that people living in the temperate zones of the world do not get to see everyday especially during the cold and grueling months of winter. Fortunately, one can bring the beauty of the unique topics in the comforts of ones own home by creating a nature type garden.

Types of Flower Gardens

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Color Gardens

medianet_width='300'; medianet_height= '250'; medianet_crid='138964988'; On color gardens, flowers play an essential part on your very colorful garden which can also relate on our lives. Not only do they appeal to our sense of beauty and provide tremendous pleasure through their colors and fragrance, but also they are often laden with symbolic meaning. Planning a garden offers the opportunity for much creative stimulation. It is exciting to evaluate the many features of each