Remodeling your outdoor living space can add value to your home. It’s also a good way to get closer to nature, incrase your livable space, and make your property more visually appealing.
If you’re running out of ideas, consider turning your yard into an English garden. Here are 45 great ideas to inspire you.
This garden in Essex is filled with cool colors. Just looking at these flowers can be enough to help you relax. There’s Phlox paniculata, Salvia nemerosa, and Knautia macedonica.
2. Going urban
This modern English garden is made by the famous garden designer Ann-Marie Powell. It’s designed with vegetable gardens, orchards, and herbaceous borders. The best part? It’s made using local materials.
3. A sweet escape
This cottage offers an awesome escape from the busy city life. With sunflowers, snapdragons, and French marigolds, the renovated cottage garden is a sweet treat to anyone’s eyes.
This garden looks like it’s been taken out of a fairy tale book. The roses are elegantly arranged into an arch that offers a nice and beautiful spot to relax. Sitting in that bench can make anyone feel like a princess.
5. A lush garden
This romantic garden is designed with nice pastel shades. The light pinks, purples, and blues are visually appealing. It’s hard not to stare at it while you’re taking a walk in the area.
6. A lush cottage garden
It must be nice to walk over this garden’s natural-looking path. The low-spreading plants create a feeling of abundance and warmth.
7. Just charming
This charming cottage was carefully designed with different colors and textures. The combination of Geranium, Delphinium, and Lavandula brought the made it truly outstanding.
8. A garden from 1911
This area brought unique challenges to its designer. It was a good thing the Cherry Mills has excellent vision. She was able to transform this strange L-shaped area into a charming garden. Some of the things she added were the new paths, fountains, and seating areas.
9. Just beautiful
The shade-tolerant plants were a nice touch to this garden. On the same note, the plants along the fence provided a nice contrast to the green grass, too. Every side you look, you’ll have a different view to enjoy.
10. Green and white
The designer picked the best color combination for this garden. Green represents nature while white implies simplicity. Even without extravagant and complicated focal points, this garden looks elegant and pretty.
11. This pathway
The designer of this garden chose to set sandstone paving slabs over the grass path and it’s an excellent decision. Apart from preventing the grass from wearing out, they also add a nice effect antique effect. The magnolia trees and forget-me-nots were good choices, too.
12. Remodeled to perfection
This area used to be a plain asphalt driveway. The designer transformed it into a breathtaking country estate with enough space to cook, swim, and hold intimate dinner parties.
This garden features layers in a brilliant way. There are tall trees that make the upper layer. The low-growing shrubs, meanwhile, provide that subtle transition to the cobblestone path.
The smooth hydrangea took this redesigned garden to a different level. It looks classic, particularly with that carefully placed dining area and pond.
15. By the sea
This seaside cottage garden is just breathtaking. It has a fairy tale charm that’s simply hard to resist. It’s probably the pink flowers that added to that effect.
There’s no such thing as using too many bricks when you’re redesigning gardens. Putting a brick path leading to the brick house added a magical touch to this project. Planting those tall-growing lavenders in along the path was quite clever, too.
17. Textures and pattern
The plants used for this project were carefully chosen based on their textures. They added depth to the pavement’s interesting design.
18. Romantic effect
The sweet autumn clemantis was the perfect plant for this project. The way it climbs to almost anything- along with its color- made the house and garden look more dramatic. It has a romantic vibe to it.
You’d probably find yourself walking up and down this brick risers often. The area looks nothing short of elegant. Just imagine walking through that path and running your hands over those wildflowers.
20. Precision and beauty
Maintaining a garden like this isn’t easy. However, seeing how beautiful the plants look when they’re carefully maintained, you’d find yourself motivated to keep everything symmetrical.
21. A designer’s yard
This England-style garden is simply stunning and that’s not surprising. Linda McDougald ensured that her own yard reflects her vision as a designer. It’s relaxing and beautiful at the same time
This project proves that old-fashioned gardens aren’t boring. In fact, they are beautiful. They can add charm to any house easily. This garden, for example,
23. Common elements
Pergolas and gardens are two elements that are almost always present in English gardens. Looking at this project, it’s not hard to understand why.
24. Bricks and plants
The plants balanced the perfect geometric shape of the fountain. They made the cottage look natural and more visually appealing.
Planting flowers at the edge of your garden bed will not just make your yard look visually appealing. It can also make the area smell nice, particularly when visitors’ ankles pass them by.
26. Old-fashioned plants
Most English gardens feature peonies, cosmos, and daises. These “romantic” blooms are perfect for gardens because they add a pop of color to any area.
Build picket fences and trellises in your garden. These structures will not just add height to your garden but they can also add functionality.
29. A place to relax
Adding wrought iron or bent willow chairs are good if you are aiming for an English style garden. These pieces of furniture can help you enjoy the space more.
To create a cohesive look, try to incorporate some of the materials of your home into your garden. This way, it’ll feel like the area is an extension of your house.
Don’t be afraid to experiment when it comes to adding different elements to your garden. You can add birdhouses, chairs, light posts, and even watering cans as long as you are strategic when it comes to placement.
32. Going with the right colors
You can choose to add any plant to your garden. However, to achieve a more complete look, consider picking plants with colors that echoes the interior color scheme of your home.
33. A fruit bearing tree
Apart from using colorful plants, consider adding a fruit-bearing tree. It’ll improve the proportions of your garden, particularly if you are working on a small space.
34. Hedgerow effect
Plant taller trees at the back and low growing plants in front. This will help you achieve a layered garden.
35. Brick walls and wisteria
Wisteria will look great on a brick wall, particularly if it’s tall. The vines will scale quickly and each spring, you’ll be able to show off a nice spring display.
36. All about texture
Plants with different textures are a treat to the senses. There’s something visually satisfying about them. This garden, for example, has ferny foliage of fennel in between rows or rhubarb.
37. On using iron obelisk
Iron obelisks make excellent attraction pieces in an English garden. They also offer support whether you’re growing roses or sweet peas.
38. Add manicured box balls
These box balls can help create the illusion of perfect borders. They are particularly helpful if you want to avoid the look of crowded plants.
39. Garden paths
The presence of garden paths in an English garden creates the illusion of more space. It also makes the plants look more neat and in order.
This garden looks simple and serene. Although it doesn’t have flowers with vintage colors, it’s still beautiful. It just proves that color is still a personal choice when creating an English garden.