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13 Creative Garden Ideas That Will Make You Want to Start Gardening Today

Are you ready to show off your garden to friends and visitors? When it comes to design, your home’s exterior is as important as its interior. Thus, you need to have creative garden ideas to keep your backyard or front yard gorgeous.

We understand that gardening and landscaping can be very taxing hobbies. With the right sources of inspiration, anybody can get motivated to tend to their gardens. Below, we’ve got a list of 13 garden designs that will inspire you to start gardening.

  1. Bond in an Outdoor Dining Area

Are you part of the group of people who enjoy grills two or three times a week? If you are, you likely already have a dedicated grilling area in your backyard. Friday night barbecues and Sunday lunches are great bonding time for the family.

Dedicate your garden to become the space for eating the grilled goods. It’s easier than having to pull out your picnic tables from the shed to your front lawn every weekend. You may as well install an outdoor kitchen for convenience tp.

Setting up a relaxing space keeps your garden open as a space for other activities. Try to give it a beach theme with nautical styles. Add cool-colored table pieces and assorted lanterns to enhance the coastal theme.

  1. Organize Paving and Plants

Do you want to stick to a scheme for your garden design? While the colors of your flowers will change with the seasons, your paving won’t. Thus, it’s a good idea to choose paving depending on what you will grow in your garden.

For example, purple and white blooms look great with grey or white stones. If you’re planning to grow blooms with strong colors, choose black and silver paving. They work well with strong red, orange, and yellow colors.

Do you like to grow blooms that have subtler or softer colors? Give your garden paving the Midas touch. Gold looks great with flowers in soft pinks, lavender, and yellows.

  1. Build a Garden Room

Is the corner area of your garden too out-of-the-way for your liking? Make it a garden room instead. It’s the right place if you want to create a space that’s distanced from the main house.

Whether you need a quiet space to work or do yoga, a garden room is a great choice for it. This place can be many more things too. Make it a place for your kid’s band practice, your husband’s man cave, or your at-home gym.

Make it your sanctuary by furnishing it with a cozy décor. For example, fill most of the space with a stylish carpet. Give it a more welcoming look by adding candle lanterns and warm cushions.

  1. Get a Beautiful Garden Arbor

Would you like some garden ideas that give your garden a fairytale look? Choose a path and frame it with arbor and pretty flowers. Arbors and pergolas or trellis look the most romantic and magical.

Of course, a beautiful structure like this won’t work unless you work on the trees and shrubs surrounding it. It’s best to call an arborist to help you trim and landscape the greenery around the structure and make it all look natural.

  1. Add a Burst of Life With Flower Beds 

Do you want to know if you should get raised flower beds for your garden? Flower beds create a focal point in your garden by filling in awkward spaces. If there’s a spot in your garden that feels too spacious or awkward, put a flower bed in it.

They’re also great places to sit and/or rest your feet on. Raised flower beds also work to guide your paths if you haven’t got paths set out yet. Try to deviate from the typical flower bed design.

Make yours look like wooden apple boxes or polished brick. If you have a lot of spare logs lying around, use them to build your flower beds instead.

  1. Assemble Repurposed Junk

Who says you can’t up-cycle or repurpose your broken things for your garden? Whether it’s an old bike or a broken watering can, you will find a use for it for your garden. All you need is to look at these things from a different angle.

For example, your daises will continue to grow in a cracked laundry tub. The swing you outgrew from your childhood can act as a hanging flower pot holder. Even an old discarded gun rack works well enough to hold your garden tools.

  1. Loosen up With Incredible Water Features

There’s something about seeing or hearing water that’s so calming. Science says water is full of negative ions that balance out the positive ions we get from gadgets. It also stimulates mindfulness, evokes creativity, and induces meditative states.

You want your garden to provide the same benefits for you. The best way to do this is to add a water feature to your garden. It can be a modern or traditional fountain.

It doesn’t have to be the centerpiece or focus of your garden either. It can be part of the wall bordering your garden. For the most relaxation, place your water feature a short distance from the tables and chairs.

  1. Creative Garden Ideas for the Wildlife

Do you live in areas wildlife tend to visit? If you notice that many animals and insects visit your backyard, help them. All ideas that help you help wildlife are cool garden ideas.

For example, you often hear birds from your windows. Create bird feeders and hang them onto fences or from tree branches. Don’t forget to fill them up with bird feed.

Wild bees are one of the rarest sights today. Help them find more plants to make honey from. Plant and maintain bee-friendly plant species and then clear out the area later.

  1. Outdoor Playhouse for Kids

Have you got children who can use a safe outdoor playing space? Add a few kid-friendly elements to your patio garden design. Your children will love it and you’ll be glad you gave them something to keep busy with.

Slides and collapsible playhouses in the garden are great for occasions like parties. However, for a play area that feels more natural, get a child-sized mud kitchen or sand table. They’ll entertain your child for hours and are enjoyable even when you have more than one.

If you want, keep a sensory garden to help your kid’s learning. Sight is very easy to tend to but you shouldn’t forget to include elements that excite other senses. Rattling seed heads, mint herbs, and the curry plant are some plants that trigger other senses too.

  1. Keep Symmetrical Saplings

Are you a fan of symmetrical yet creative garden ideas? Why not bring your love for symmetry to your garden? While nature creates very unique life forms, same-species plants still seem like they can mirror each other.

If you’ve got a barn to decorate, start with that. Get a pair of saplings that seem the most identical to one another. Place each one by the sides of the big swinging doors to keep them open.

They work as both a stop for your barn’s doors and as décor. You can also extend this symmetrical style to other areas in your garden. Decide on a central point that will preserve the symmetry and work your way from the middle to the sides.

  1. Define and Craft Enchanting Paths

Do you want to make it so that your paths seem more visible to the viewer of the garden? Use light and/or flowers to define your garden path. Be meticulous when you choose which flowers you want lining your path.

For example, lavenders are the best choice for defining a path. They are beautiful, very durable, and are resistant to deer. If you use hedges, add strings of LED lights around their bases so you can light up the way during the night.

  1. Let Your Storage Space Bleed Into Your Garden

This is one of the many unique garden ideas that bring indoor and outdoor styles together. Do you want to give your garden a distinctive twist? Note that this garden design is also more practical if you don’t have a place to store your gardening equipment.

Bring out some shelves and use them as pot stands. Don’t be afraid to use them to store your gardening tools either. For equipment, you want to keep hidden, place boards over shelves, like cupboards.

  1. Get a Taste of the Countryside in Your Backyard

All creative garden ideas, when executed well, can bring you to new places. For example, a well-landscaped garden can make you feel like you’re in the countryside. The key is to be attentive to the details.

Start from your paving to your backdrop, to your plants. Garden gates and fences are the easiest elements to incorporate to give off a countryside vibe. Flower-lined brick steps can also make your garden feel closer to the country.

Make Your Garden Your Haven

Everyone needs a place to relax and connect with nature. You don’t need to go to a fancy spa, beach or countryside to do this. With the right designs, your garden can become your getaway paradise.

When uncertain, feel free to go back to this list of creative garden ideas. We hope you learned from this guide and enjoyed reading it. If you want to see more content on gardening, check out our other guides.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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