If you love the look and feel of an English garden, you are not alone. The combination of neatly trimmed hedges, intimate little paths, and lush flower beds can make a space appear like a little nook of hidden luxury. If you are looking for some new landscaping ideas for your space, it is worth taking a page or two of this iconic style to make your garden the English garden of your dreams.

Of course, if you are thinking of changing things up in your garden, you might be wondering: what is an English garden, anyway? Here’s what you need to know: The term isn’t easy to define, but it generally refers to romantic, expansive landscaping in which the land is teeming with lush plants and flowers in an organic way. First developed in 18th century England, it is believed that the English Garden was originally intended to run counter to the “architectural gardens” of the time, which were much more rigid in their structure, patterns and their shape.

The trick to recreating style at home: combine tradition and elegance with a sense of whimsy. Opt for winding paths, meadow-like flowers, winding ivy, friendly iron gates, and other fairy-tale-inspired elements you’d expect to see in an old-fashioned house in the British countryside. Here are over a dozen tips and tricks to achieve the perfect effect. Looking for more? Check out our great backyard ideas, small backyard ideas, and some recommended flower types to help your garden grow. Let’s go plant!

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Aim for a lot of variety.

Tall plants, short plants, pink flowers, white flowers, all of these things can be placed next to each other in an English garden. Of course, you’ll need to make a few adjustments to make sure all of your plants have access to sunlight and aren’t too crowded, but in general, it’s best not to overthink a garden like this and opt instead. for a free garden. – fluid plane.

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The winding paths are a nice touch.

At first glance, a garden path may seem like too much work. But in fact, it couldn’t be easier to find and install the right one for your garden – and the payoff is significant. Not only will you give yourself an easy route in and out of the space, but you’ll also have the luxury of watering your plants without having to walk through tall grass or get your shoes dirty. It’s a win-win!

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Add a door.

There are few things more magical in an English garden than a simple footbridge. They are quite easy to buy and install, and the visual impact is huge. You don’t have a wall in which to install your new structure? You can also buy free-standing models that can be surrounded by simple bushes and vines.

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Also think vertically.

It’s not just about what’s on the pitch! Also, be sure to think about the “y axis” of your space. Consider adding a trellis or just twisting ivy, draping wisteria and tall vines around a shed or other existing structure.

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Incorporate seats.

English gardens are made to be enjoyed and savored, which is why they often include benches. What better way to sit back and take in all the beauty around you? Wood, stone and metal structures all work wonderfully in these spaces.

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Create lush, full garden beds for a cottage look.

Plant of flower variety – roses, lavender, delphinium and other colorful options – close together to replicate the garden you will find in the countryside. A dense and rich garden with a lot of character is what you are looking for.

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Keep the hedges neatly trimmed.

Large, well-trimmed bushes are well suited for dividing spaces, creating paths, acting as walls, and even separating various parts of the garden. This will give you even more areas to fill with plants to enjoy. If you want, you can even create separate areas for entertaining your friends and family.

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Use unique shapes and clean lines.

English gardens are not only floral masterpieces, they are also incredibly architectural. Plan your garden with lots of squares and circles to create a sense of occupied space.

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Make a bold statement by planting profusely.

Avoid the temptation to grab all the strains that catch your eye. You can achieve a lavish look like this with just two types of climbing roses: “William Baffin” and “New Dawn”. The bottom line: you only need to plant a few kinds of things, but do it fat sweeps.

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Adopt high contrast combos.

While citrus-hued daylilies are already pretty vibrant on their own, defy conventional wisdom by pairing them with alliums in equally assertive but seemingly contradictory shades of purple – for a brilliant result. Color is especially important where you have no structure.

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Define a garden with horticulture and structure.

The couple who own the garden in the photo initially set up one of these quaint shelters to attract bluebirds, only to see it occupied by swallows. So they tried another … and another … and came up with an unexpected benefit: the line of perches suggests a garden wall.

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Furniture doesn’t have to blend in with the background.

Instead of the usual grays, greens and blacks, choose warm, bold hues for the outdoor chairs. The result: a stunning focal point that draws attention to the view beyond.

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Don’t forget the view from inside.

Your room overlooks an arbor? Try planting a trumpet vine at each of the six posts of an arbor structure. The vines will appear to be floating in the air from a second story window, and they bloom from July to the first frost.

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Sun and shade can get along very well.

Embrace an area with a collision of light and shadow to create a cozy dining room. Hydrangea petiolaris thrives in the shade provided by a north-facing potting wall, while desert agaves soak up daylight.

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