Renovating your outdoor spaces can be tricky, especially if you’ve never done any gardening before, but with a little bit of planning and a little bit of research, you could soon end up with the garden of your dreams, one that becomes the envy of your entire neighbourhood.
But how to go about it? Of course, you can do some research online and use sites like Pinterest and Instagram to source ideas but there’s no real substitute for going out and about, visiting gardens in real life to get an idea of how they can come together and how plantlife and hard landscaping can work in tandem to create a stunning outside environment.
Luckily, we’re very spoiled here in the UK when it comes to public gardens and there are countless ones all over the country you can go and visit to get a few ideas for your own gardens at home.
Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent is a particularly lovely example of the quintessential English garden. It was designed by poet Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, who transformed the gardens completely and turned it into a series of different rooms to create a wide variety of planting schemes.
The White Garden and the Cottage Garden, in particular, could well prove to be the inspiration you’ve been looking for where your own designs are concerned.
And then there’s the Arts and Crafts-inspired garden at Hidcote in Gloucestershire, an absolute must-visit for anyone exploring the Cotswolds on a staycation this year or next. There are secret gardens to discover, beautiful paved pathways and an abundance of colour – perfection in a garden!
Or what about Tresco Abbey Gardens on the Isles of Scilly, an excellent choice if you’re thinking you’re keen for something quite eclectic. You’ll find plant species from all over the world here, from New Zealand to South Africa. You’ll certainly be spoiled for choice when it comes to ideas and inspiration.
For help with landscaping in Heswall and beyond, get in touch with LW Landscapes today.