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07 September 2021

Garden Inspiration From Around The World

From the charming French country courtyards, all the way to the vibrant colours in Greece – gardens continue to be one of the many wonders of the world. Keep reading if you’re looking for some inspiration to kick off your spring gardening.

France

One does not need to travel far in France to feel the quant charm of the French country courtyard. Beautiful blooms appearing from window boxes, picturesque garden beds and enchanting stonework that pave the walls of the chateaus. If you are looking for a Parisian touch, planting flowers in a cooler colour palette will do the trick. Think crisp whites, greens, blues, and lavender. Of course, there is always the perfect spot to perch and enjoy the view.

Greece

Greek gardens are designed to withhold the hot Mediterranean weather and the ocean breeze. The scenic photos we often see of whitewashed walls, vibrant bougainvillea and terracotta plant pots are all designed to withstand the harsh elements! White walls are known to reflect heat, bougainvillea thrive under the harsh rays of the sun and terracotta pots porousness helps to avoid over watering. A neutral background with accents of colour will instantly transport you to the realms of Greece.

England

The English countryside is plentiful of green rolling hills and majestic Manors. There are many treasures to be found throughout England, from royal estates to quant cottage gardens. If you’re looking to bring a whimsical English charm to your garden peony’s will add elegance, rambling roses exude charm, lavender will add charisma and delphinium’s will bring a new dimension to your garden with their unusual height.

Netherlands

To the naked eye, Dutch gardens are filled with irresistible colourful flowers. Look a little bit closer and you will see that Dutch gardens are carefully choreographed. If you have a small space and are looking to create a colourful oasis, bringing a touch of the Netherlands into your garden will do the trick! A flowering wall is the perfect solution if you’re lacking garden space. Utilise wall space by randomly hanging white pots with colourful flowers such as begonias. This flower is a sun hardy plant that in the warmer months bloom as hanging flowers in shades of red, pink and white. Colour blocking is also a favourite in many Dutch gardens. Strategically planting flowers in a dedicated colour gives a bright, yet polished feel. A great flower to try this with are tulips and with over 3,000 registered varieties to choose from, you’re bound to find your favourite shade.

Please note: Information is attributed to sources throughout the article.

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