Countryside Dream Gardens. Inspiration From Around the World and Design Ideas
All the vegetation and flowers around the countryside houses are delightful, but it pays off to study some garden designing ideas before choosing the plants you want to grow, for a beautiful, harmonious look. We can draw our inspiration from the orderly exuberance of English gardens, the abundance and harmony of the French and Mediterranean ones or the absolute calmness and finesse of the Japanese gardens. Here are some examples of countryside dream gardens, alongside designing ideas that will not fail to meet your expectations.
Countryside dream gardens. England
The famous English gardens around countryside cottages feature an abundance of plants and colourful flowers overflowing on the narrow alleys, in contrast with the finely-trimmed shrubberies and hedges often bordering and structuring the areas where flowers have been planted.
Countryside dream gardens. France
French countryside gardens are less luxurious, but less structured as well and the dividing lots can intertwine. Furthermore, it’s not uncommon that there are plants growing on the facades. Lavender, aromatic herbs and spectacular flowers are very common for this garden designing style.
Countryside dream gardens. Mediterranean
Mediterranean gardens are inspired from the vegetation specific to the arid areas from southern France, Italy and Spain and often consist of lavender, olive trees, rosemary and vines.
Countryside dream-gardens. Oriental calmness
Japanese gardens are by definition a place for refuge and meditation, that’s why they are very neat. Discreetly standing out, water, stones and wood are the main decorative elements of a Japanese garden. For the vegetation an undiversified green is preferred, as well as few other colours and flowing shapes.
Countryside dream houses. Design ideas
Here are some designing tips to create a unique effect for your garden.
You can create a slope along the fence and fill it with lush vegetation and flowers of all sorts of colours.
Build a pergola and cover it with climbing plants. Set a vintage garden furniture there and you’ll have a relaxing corner of your own.
Don’t get rid of objects you don’t like anymore, even if they are old. Use them among the flowers to create a special setting, like this “green room”, designed in front of a rusty fireplace.
An alley is a must. Make it from whatever material available. It will look amazing through the tall hedges and flowers or the short dense plant rows.
In a garden full of flowers a little bench is a lovely addition. Be it from wood, stone or wrought iron it will beautifully fit in. The more rudimentary the better. You can use it for yourself or to decorate it with other pots of flowers.
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