In the field of garden architecture, the English garden is considered the most beautiful. So the whole world is trying to bring this style to their gardens. But achieving the desired result is not easy. The English are in favour of all natural elements in the form of ideal climate conditions, such as frequent rain and air humidity and in addition the English are born with natural sense for composition, love for nature and living creatures.
In the English garden you will find everything you desired. It is varied, rich in species, beautifully colourful, alternating perennial flowerbeds in combination with blooming bushes; grassy areas are lined with mature trees or water bodies. And this unbounded combination has a positive effect on your psyche. Typical in the English garden is the absence of fences, which does not limit our view of the countryside. A fence are usually shrubs, living walls, stonewalls, ditches in the parks or forests. Your desire to spend more time in the fresh air will be supported by the fact that the whole garden can not be seen as a whole from one point, so with each step you will experience different mood and surprise. It is a sophisticated concept of English garden architects passed down from generation to generation. The most perfect is their work with green matter, terrain and water bodies.
In this article you will not find a full list of plants that grow successfully in England, let’s leave that to garden architects. We will offer you inspiration to enrich your garden so that the result is a harmonious garden full of hidden nooks, vistas and decorative elements that are it’s natural part.
Already at the entrance to the garden we perceive the adjustment of driveways representing the owner’s style. The road can be lined with stone curbs or walls. The gateposts are often decorated with pineapple ornamental elements, which are an ancient symbol of hospitality. We will have a first look at the house in full beauty, whose connection with the garden is often formed by creepers covering the facade. Stone vases and flowerpots that can be on the pedestals stand out beautifully on the terraces. By the house we often see greenhouses, pergolas, winter gardens. Beautiful handicrafts can be admired on animal statues placed at the entrance to the house, which were a favourite decoration in the 19th century. A charming visual element consists of ubiquitous vases with elaborate details of decoration.
Walking in the garden is possible thanks to gravel paths, which are lined with low vegetation or stone curbs with beautiful details. Their use is a great way to keep flowerbeds and paths clean and tidy while providing an elegant visual element for any outdoor space. They are also suitable for soil retention.
When wandering through the garden we meet a combination of natural habitats with ornamental elements. Thanks to them we forget the worries of everyday life and we can dream in a romantic corner on a stone bench near a fountain, ancient statue or other garden ornament. The bird drinking fountain attracts our attention by singing birds that like to return to the garden.
The presence of stone garden buildings revives the scenery. The gazebo can be used to hide from bad weather and also creates a beautiful architectural feature for special occasions. Pergolas are ideal for dining or as a quiet place to contemplate. Popular are also elements with a touch of antiquity, walls, bridges, columns, and sculptures. Water features such as ponds, fountains, wells and ponds are also an unforgettable part of a typical English garden.
We wish you much joy in creating a pleasant environment by transferring a piece of England to your garden.
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