Maine is the perfect place for a beautiful English garden filled with colorful flowers, winding vines, and fragrant scents. There’s nothing more peaceful than stepping into an outdoor environment where you can spend quality time with family, friends, and beautiful birds and butterflies.
Original English gardens that were designed at the turn of the century, were designed for large English estates and country homes. They were large in scale, took up hundred of acres, and incorporated elaborate landscapes with well-manicured trees, shrubs and flowers. They often incorporated small lakes filled with bass and trout or hidden ponds surrounded by beautiful trees and places to sit and relax. Many gardens had massive tree groves filled with fruit trees that provided fresh fruit for meals or afternoon snacks. Some had man-made grottos that resembled dark caves. They provided a perfect escape for romantic hide outs and quiet meditation areas.
Although it’s impossible to duplicate these large, elaborate English gardens in today’s landscapes, you can still create a beautiful, backyard English garden for your home on a smaller scale. By incorporating a few characteristic landscape features and lots of colorful flowers, you can create an English garden that’s fit for royalty.
When designing your garden, look for landscape features like outdoor wooden or stone benches, colorful English pots, brick or cobblestone pavers for garden walkways, and an English shed from garden storage ma that provides a potting station for planting and storage for your gardening tools. Outdoor patio furniture in wicker, wrought iron, bent willow, and teak will add a touch of English charm to your garden. Find a good spot in the yard where you can install a wooden or metal arbor draped with ivy or flowering vines. Arbors are great landscape features that add visual interest, highlight special areas, and welcome visitors to your English garden.
When choosing flowers, look for color and fragrance. Typical English gardens are filled with roses, mums, iris, lavender, climbing roses, and flowering vines on perimeter walls and fences. If you want to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, make sure you plant some marigolds, zinnias, geraniums, lilies, and sweet William.