Garden Inspiration

Garden Inspiration

This very grand set of garden inspiration is best suited to classic manor houses and more modern mansions, but that doesn't stop us all from reveling in the natural beauty that thrives there. As we hop over the stepping stones, across huge manicured lawns, we might also find a few ideas that will translate into smaller nature spaces and more modest yards.

Matching topiaries are an absolute sure way of creating a regal feeling in a green space, but for an understated elegance be sure to stick to simple designs like these spherical affairs, rather than pruning a crowing rooster design!

This modern take on the classic stepping stones uses parallel slabs in a repeat pattern to creep across the lush blanket of grass. Create a vista at the end of your pathway, it doesn't have to be a pool like this one, a simple focal point like a wall mounted fountain will work wonders in a smaller space. Advertisement

Al fresco dining areas are a lovely way to make use of your outdoor space.

Traditional garden sculptures bring an element of aristocratic class to gentle landscaping, and don't forget to place a comfortable bench nearby where you can sit and appreciate the artwork.

Planting beds of various sizes create an interesting visual affair. Advertisement

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