Great Garden Structure Design Ideas
Garden Design Ideas
Follow our design ideas which will fit every budget, every size garden, every style, every gardening skill level, and every need.
When adding new structures into your garden you are aiming to achieve a desirable look as well as adding a useful function such as storage, somewhere to sit or to provide some privacy.
Consider making a memorable entrance and exit by adding interesting pathways and some additional height from structures like pergolas and arches.
The ways to create a beautiful and useful garden with garden structures are endless, consider how you want to use your outdoor space and build around this concept.
Storage and Socialising
Decking/Patio – Start with the decking, patio and grass areas in the garden this will give you the foundations to build and landscape your garden. Take into consideration the shady and sunny areas before laying down grass, decking or patios -.
Gazebos – Can be either permanent features or if you buy the fabric versions these can be taken down when not needed. Gazebos that are be used as a permanent feature can be situated just about anywhere in the garden tucked away in a secluded corner or constructed in the centre of the garden as a focal point.
Summer House – Not only are they attractive to look at the serve many purposes from entertaining, storage and working if used as a home office. The fact that summer houses tend to be rather attractive you won’t mind if they are a main feature in the garden. If you are wanting to create some privacy from the neighbours place the summer house so you are then able to have additional seating at the side or behind the building.
Potting Shed – Although these tend to be rather small they can be made into a focal point within the garden. As well as serving the purpose of holding garden tools it can also be used to bring on young plants and plant seeds.
Greenhouse – Coax spring into your garden with a charming greenhouse. Greenhouses are perfect for starting of seeds, storing fragile pots, potting up plants and creating tubs and hanging baskets. Green houses are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials to suit your garden style.
Open Lean To Shed – A small lean to shed can be built just about anywhere within the garden and can serve many purposes. Offering a place to store additional gardening equipment, to be used as a bar for summer parties or a place to repot and plant pots.
Conservatory – Conservatories provide additional living space and a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the garden. Styles such as the lean to conservatory are ideal for modern and traditional properties and they tend to be the easiest to install due to the simple design.
Adding Height and Privacy
Pergolas – Incorporating a pergola into your garden will add privacy, height and shade. The beauty of adding a pergola is; you can use either climbing plants like jasmines, honeysuckles and roses or outdoor friendly material to cover the structure.
Obelisk – Obelisks were prominent in the architecture of the ancient Egyptians, who placed them in pairs at the entrance of temples. Try using them in pairs at the entrance of the garden or scattered
Arches – A quick, cheap and easy way to add height, interest and depth to your garden. Use over pathways, at the entrance of the garden or to lead into another part of the garden. Can be soften with climbing plants which will also add colour and shade at the same time.
Trellis/Screening – You may want to section areas of your garden off this can be achieved by using trellis. Once in place the trellis or screen can be disguised and soften by using climbing plants. You may also want to paint the trellis to match other structures like summer houses or potting sheds, always use the correct paint to achieve the best look and maintain the trellis.