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Throughout this website you will find helpful hints, tips and information which could benefit you if you are looking for garden design ideas. We have info on how to grow your own vegetables, which garden furniture and accessories may be suitable, and lots of inspirational pictures! Below we expand on useful topics that could be implemented into your garden. However, our site is full of ideas on what to include in your patio garden design, such as chairs, tables, seats, benches, covers, umbrellas, lighting, water features and much, much more! Please ensure you visit our Index page for the various links!

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Search for Inspiration
There are so many different garden design ideas on the internet that you shouldn’t find it a problem locating some really inspirational and beautiful examples. To make your patio garden unique, use the inspiration and add your own creativity to produce a personalised and stylish space, for entertaining, dining or just relaxing. There are minimalistic and modern design ideas as well as traditional garden ideas that you could use in preparation. Below we list some of the features you may wish to consider using in your own design. Alternatively, if you would prefer to pay for a local company to provide you with garden design ideas, we hope relevant advert links are provided on this page.

Where to start
If you are creating your own garden design ideas, you may wish to begin by defining the size, space and shape of your garden. Separating areas of the garden with clear borders, connecting pathways and access points will help the space become functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. It is worth noting down exactly what you want included in your design, such as furniture, flower beds, containers, water features, shrubs, trees and any other plants or features. If you wish for multiple features then find out exactly how much space they will take up and then draw it all out on paper. You may find that some things will need to be left out if you are to design a small area.

Tradition or Modern?
Look at traditional and modern designs to get a feel for what you prefer. Some opt for the traditional square, rectangular or block designs to keep their design simple, yet others enjoy the use of curved lines, circles, ovals and shapes that fit in with the surrounding natural landscape. Your garden design could use the patterns naturally created by passing streams, over hanging trees, existing paths, lawns, flower beds or walls. Alternatively you could use both, overlapping each other, with a range of angles. Using an arrangement of shapes and angles, using symmetry, order and repetition will all help the space have a cohesive feel and a stylish design.

Elevate areas and add focal points
To give the garden design an elevated form, you may wish to consider using screens, pergolas, trellis, decking or other raised structures. Growing vines, planting hedging, ornamental trees and shrubs can all help define areas and add privacy or shade to small spaces (as well as block out neighbouring views). Plants of different heights, depths and density will also create scenic undulations that could be admired from seats and dining areas. Focal points at the end of paths are also commonly used in many designs. You could choose to place seats in the direction of a water feature, ornamental shrub, tree or rare flower. Scented plants can also be placed nearby to areas that people will pass by or sit next to, or to simply attract wildlife and insects (such as butterflies and bees).

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Colour and lighting
The use of colour and lighting are also good ideas to include in your garden design. Colour and décor can be added to any patio garden design through flowers, foliage and hard materials (such as wood, metals, stonework, paving). Furniture covers, cushions and fabrics can also add colour and a theme in your design, allowing you to connect the garden to the home. Different colours convey different moods, so if you want to create a warm, calm and relaxing area you may choose to use greens, blues and mauves. If you want to brighten up a space and make it exciting you may want to opt for plants that flower in bright yellows, oranges, pinks and reds. Lighting can be used to define paths, highlight features and accessories of interest and provide all round illuminations at night time.

Water and contrasting materials
Other garden design ideas include the use of water and reflective materials such as glass, shiny metals and glossy stones. Sparkling elements can be added to concrete or tarmac mixes for a unique and sparkling appearance. There are many different water features you could add to the design, such as ponds, streams, water falls, sprays and garden fountains. All of these can look good mixed with pebbles, shingle and natural stones or different grasses that thrive in or around water. If you want to keep small foliage contained, planters can also be strategically placed with wild flowers or other colourful plants to add colour.

Thousands of people search to find out about garden design ideas and ideas for their own landscape design. Design a piece of paradise on your own door step! We hope that you have found this website a useful guide to garden design ideas and the available products to assist. You will find that this website is a great resource, whether you are looking to design, build or make an outdoor landscape or simply purchase some products and accessories. Both men and women young and old love to create their own patio gardens, grow their own plants and have a place to relax and entertain friends. We hope you can get some ideas and inspiration from our website to set you on your way!





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