Who has not heard of “The Secret Garden”? The novel written by Hodgson Burnett Frances gives the readers an amazing and magical description of the garden. Roses, benches, long paths, and lots of ivies create a stunning atmosphere. Even if you are not the owner of a big green area, it will not be an obstacle to have a beautiful and romantic garden.
The typical romantic gardens can be seen in England or France next to the palaces. These are characterized by pathways, cut flowers, and uncountable benches. Whenever you look, there are white roses, salvias, or delphiniums. Of course, there is no need to have a king’s garden outside your home. You can easily change some things and add new ones to have a magical and outstanding garden.
Use the light
Light is crucial when it comes to creating a romantic space. You can try to put the lights in a few spots of your garden to be sure that the essential parts are illuminated. The right lighting can change a space instantly. As soon as the sun goes down, lighting can change a space immediately. You can use led fountain lights if you want to have magical effects of diffused light all over your garden. Fairy lights are also a good idea as they are a cheap and straightforward way to light up the area slightly. They generate soft and delicate light, which can be used as path indicators. You should avoid strong, bright lights, which can damage the whole effect.
Set a mood with paths
Pathways create a vibe of magic and mystery. Where does it lead? The whole fun is in following it to find out. They can be made from rocks or wood. Their shape is also important, try not to make short and straight paths as they will damage the whole idea of a romantic garden. Pathways should be long and serpentined as they can guide to the unknown parts of your garden. Be sure that flowers or bushes surround them.
Choose your plants wisely
The choice of plants is crucial when it comes to creating a romantic garden. You should pick colors and their smells so that different species could complement each other. The best flowers to choose from are foxgloves, peonies, lilies, and patches of lavender or rosemary. And of course, no garden with a romantic touch is complete without roses! They are the symbol of love and romance, so you should consider creating space for them. As the typical romantic garden is a little bit untidy, the flowers will give it an astonishing effect. Layering them is also a good idea. This will give your garden depth and drama. It is worth considering to vary heights and visual weights of plants.
Think about seating
After the most significant changes, it would be a good idea to think about ways to rest during your garden walk. After a hard work day, you’d want to forget about daily hassles, even if it is just for a few minutes and enjoy nature. It is needed whether you live on your own or hosting a party, a cozy place to spend time is essential. Seating in the garden is, of course, practical, but the choice of the seating type influences a lot. Try to maintain the aesthetics of the garden to the kind of furniture. If we talk about the romantic garden, the best option is to invest in a stone bench or sophisticated iron seats. Make sure to put them in an area that will give you the possibility to observe your garden. Of course, the timeless romantic piece of the garden is a swing hanging from a tree branch. If you have a lot of space, you may put the bench somewhere in the middle of the pathways.
Think about arches
This is an extraordinary addition to your garden, so do not feel obligated to have it. Walking through the arch or whole archway can give you a feeling of entering the new world. You can make your garden as a gateway by adding this type of accessory at the entrance of different sections. If you are not a big fan of arches, you can smoothly go with some gates. You can buy antique or vintage gates from specialized stores or in local yards. You can choose from a variety of colors, shapes, or materials.
What about water?
You do not have to be the owner of a lake or large fountains to create a romantic effect. The small pond is enough. Create a space for it near the pathway, as it will be easier to reach. Grow some lilies on it and taa-daa! The magical and romantic spot is waiting.
As you can see, there are lots of tips on how to create a romantic garden, but be sure that you always follow trends you like.