If you’re thinking of renovating your outdoor space now that we’re all spending much more time at home then you’re in luck. No matter if you have a design in mind or whether you’re struggling for inspiration, there are so many incredibly beautiful gardens scattered across the globe that you can take inspiration from.
Whether your garden is small, big or you have a simple patio area, there really is a design to suit everyone. Big and bold or classic and timeless, here are some of the ways you can introduce some elements from around the world into your outdoor space.
Perfectly proper like the Gardens of Versailles
If your garden is of a larger proportion and you’re struggling to think of what to do with your grassed area, why not try your hand at creating intricate shapes and patterns. In the Gardens of Versailles in France, built by the “king of gardeners” in the 1660s, you’ll find winding paths throughout the grass that create beautiful shapes and swirls, as well as thousands of beautifully pruned topiary trees. If you’ve dreamed of creating a space that’s as tranquil as it is jaw-dropping, then this is one for you.
Be bold and brave like Le Jardin Majorelle
Nothing says hello like a bright blue wall! If you fancy bringing some colour to your outdoor space, why not paint a surrounding wall blue or a colour that suits your style and personality. This garden in the heart of Marrakech, Morocco, is well known for the distinctive colour of its fountains and garden walls. Now, no one is saying you need to paint the whole of your house blue to match, but adding a splash of colour and complementary or contrasting tiles, will certainly add a wow element. You could even offset that with some soft potted plants and wispy grasses.
Create peace and tranquillity like the Portland Japanese Garden
Divided into eight breath-taking spaces, this garden will transport you to the Land of the Rising Sun. Taking influence from this picturesque haven, why not create a small pond space for you to relax by and complement this with some beautiful outdoor furniture. Nothing says peace and tranquillity quite like grabbing your favourite book and heading over to relax on a lounger while listening to the sound of water. Mix that with a sweeping gravel path and some bonsai trees and you’ve got yourself your own little Japanese escape.
No matter how big or small your outdoor space may be, there are so many ways you can introduce different influences from around the world. Whether that’s a full refurb or just adding small pots of plants and pieces of furniture, you’ll be kicking back and enjoying your new garden in no time.