A country garden
Gardens are more than just a pleasant arrangement of plants and lawns. They are functional spaces that are an extension of the home. Good landscape design encorporates all that every member of the family want to use it for, whether they know it or not. A great garden is not only beautiful, a place that you would like to entertain, but it should also be fun, functional, easy to maintain and a space that will be used every day without you even noticing.
What makes an ideal garden?
If a garden is fun for kids, it's appealing for adults.
Lots of colour, a sense of adventure, space to enjoy, quiet nooks and a temptation to explore.
Why should utilities such as clotheslines, sheds, wood piles and veggie patches stay boring? Essential features that you want to hide when not in use? Why not give them another function?
Mixing functionality with fun and thinking laterally can result in a garden you want to be in.
Looking at what you have and thinking about what you want can result in creative solutions.
How do you block out a neighbour, but retain a view?
Create shelter from winds, but keep a cooling breeze?
Allow in the winter sun, yet provide shade in summer?
Provide peaceful retreats and kids hideouts, yet still keep an eye on them from the kitchen?
Good design is about you, your home, your lifestyle and your connection to the outdoors.