Large Garden Design Ideas
Large gardens can sometimes be a little bit difficult to plan, design and of course maintain. It seems that large, open space is more of a hindrance than a blessing, but with some design ideas and the help of a professional eye, you can achieve stunning displays and views.
Of course one of the first things you can look at doing is dividing a larger space into several smaller ones. Imagine creating intimate rooms within your garden or even dividing the space into different themed areas. Some initial ideas could be an exquisite patio area for dining and entertaining guests, incorporated with some ambient lighting to allow use of this outdoor room after the sun has set. It is also a great idea to divide open spaces into rooms with the use of planting and hedgerows. Well manicured bay hedges, with their clean lines and lush foliage, work perfectly for this purpose.
Sometimes buildings in large spaces can almost see obtrusive, so why not consider softening the edges of any buildings or your main home with some soft planting. Large grasses, oriental bamboos and even lavender is great for this purpose.
Having a focal point in a large garden is absolutely imperative and depending on how large the space is you could have different focal points for different parts of the garden. For example you could use statues or garden ornaments to draw the eye as you sit in the patio area, also you could also use a classic wooden gazebo at the far end of the garden space as the main focal point when looking from your house.
A final design idea to consider is that of movement. Movement in a large garden can again help to break up large spaces and this can be achieved with planting, meandering walkways and of course flowing water. Think of tall, delicate trees that gently move in the wind, think about winding pathways that take you from one area of a garden to another and of course think about water features that allow the movement of water across large rocks or small shingle.
Hopefully this article will inspire you to take action or better still contact a garden design professional.
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