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This website contains information about an English garden and what could be included in it. You will also find ideas and tips on garden furniture and accessories, different types of design and lots of pictures. Our index page has links to multiple articles on patio garden chairs, tables, seats, benches, covers, umbrellas, lighting, water features and much more! If you are wanting to create your own English garden, there are lots of flowers, plants, shrubs and trees to choose from. Combining this array of foliage with functional design can make any garden magical. Include the flora in your plans that will attract wildlife and insects and once established, you will feel like you're in the heart of the English country.

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An English Garden

  • Facts and information about an English garden!
  • Planting and landscaping for an English garden
  • Inspirational pictures, photos and images
  • Small and formal English garden design
  • Design your garden like an English country cottage
  • Flowers, plants, birds and trees for a English patio garden

English garden flowers
There are hundreds of wild and garden flowers that can be used to provide colour and warmth to a yard or small garden. With any planting, you may be restricted to what you can plant depending on your climate and soil type, however you will be sure to find something that will grow and brighten up your outdoors. Some of the more popular flowers which are grown in English gardens include bluebells, crocuses, daffodils, irises, lavender, pansies, roses, snowdrops, lupines, lilies, forget-me-nots, foxgloves, thistles and violets but there are so many it would be impossible to list them all! Each flower found in the English garden will offer its own variation of colour, shape, height and spread and can be used in beds, containers or in the ground. We have lots of pictures of different English garden flowers throughout this site, so we hope you find one that catches your eye.

Shrubs and plants for an English garden
For larger gardens, there are many common English plants and shrubs that can be planted to fill spaces, create back drops, divide areas and act as focal points. Shrubs you may find in an English garden could include Azaleas, Jasmine, Cotoneaster, Honeysuckle, Magnolias, Pyracanthas, Creepers, Wisteria, Buddleias, Laurels, Lilacs and Viburnums. Each will grow to a different size and have its own requirements with regard to sun, shade, water and protection but all offer beauty and flowers throughout the year. If you are concerned about the size of English garden shrubs then a simple online search using the common name will be able to tell you all the information you need. Shrubs can be manicured and cut back during the year to keep them to a controllable size. A couple of hours here and there can make all the difference! They may also attract wildlife and insects, such as butterflies, bees, flies, spiders, ants and birds.

What birds in an English garden?
Birds that can be found in an English Garden include Black Birds, Blue Tits, Finches, Crows, Magpies, Herons, Wagtails, Sparrows, Moor Hens, Robins, Starlings, Pigeons, Wrens, Wood Peckers! Depending on where you are in England, the variety of birds will greatly differ, but these are some of the more familiar common birds. Below we have a video of blue tits in an English Garden on the outskirts of Surrey. The colour, sounds and movement these birds bring to the garden are peaceful and help you remember you are amongst beautiful wildlife. Birds can be attracted by bird feeders and tables, so try some out and see what turns up!

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Trees in an English garden
An English Garden would not be same with an array of common trees! Ranging in size and height there are many different types of tree that one could expect to find in an English Garden. Some bear fruit and other do not, but the leaves, bark and shape all differ and with a little training you'll be able to distinguish one from the other. Some of the more common and favourite English Garden trees include the Apple, Ash, Beech, Horse Chestnut, Cherry, Pear, Oak, Plum, Silver Birch, Willow, Holly, Fir and Pine. If you are looking to plant a tree in your garden then it is important to research how big it will grow, how far the roots are likely to reach out and what sort of soil and climate it will require to survive. If you would like to have fruit to pick during the year then some of these trees could be for you! Not only do people enjoy having these larger types of trees in the their English gardens, you will also find patio trees, which better suit smaller and more confined spaces.

Designs and ideas for an English garden
If you are looking to design or re-create your own garden then you may find some of our tips and information useful. There are many of us that do not know much about gardening or where to start when thinking of designs or plans, but our articles on creating or designing a garden may be of help. There is lots to take into account when trying to establish a new garden or just improve whatever you already have, but the more you read and learn, the easier and more enjoyable it becomes. If you are fortunate enough to have a yard or garden, then it serves as a great pastime to keep it manicured, tidy and of interest. If you only have a small space to work with, such as a balcony or small patio, then there are tips and pointers via our index page which should help you get started or at least offer some ideas!

Thousands of people search to find out about tips and ideas for their English Gardens. Build your own piece of paradise a few steps from your back door! We hope that you have found this website a useful guide to what can be included in English gardens. Products and designs that will compliment your English Garden can be found on many different pages so please take a look. You will find that this website is a great resource, whether you are looking to design, build or plant English gardens or simply purchase some accessories. Both men and women, young and old, love to create their own English gardens, grow their own plants and have a place to enjoy, relax and entertain friends. We hope you succeed in creating your own personalised space!




English Garden Landscape

  • Information about types of English garden!
  • Furniture perfect for the country cottage look
  • Use art and design in your plans for your English country garden
  • Plant the English rose for an English country style theme
  • Place a bench in the position of a country view
  • Sun dials, sheds, bird baths, BBQs, umbrellas, gazebos, and awnings
  • Tools, tips and hints to help grow your patio garden. Attract nature with colours, scents and foliage
  • An English garden theme will brighten up the dullest of landscape!


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