The Power of Plants
Japanese Acers are the mainstay of Japanese-style, meditation-gardens. They look stunning in patio pots, beside water or simply brightening up a shady corner. They put on a dazzling display of colourful dainty leaves, which dance on the breeze.
Cottage Garden – Recreate the free and easy charm and delicate beauty of a traditional cottage garden. Mix roses and fruit trees with a tangle of pretty flowers and tasty edible crops. The addition of a quirky, characterful tree or formal topiary lends a touch of enchantment to the scene.
Woodland Garden – Choose from our outstanding collection of characterful trees and underplant them with shrubs and low-growing, shade-loving gems – take a look at our Collectors’ Corner for inspiration. A tree makes a great gift for a child to grow up with. Trees are great for the environment too.
Evergreens – green is associated with nature and is a calming colour, and of course evergreens provide interest in the garden all-year round.
The Sensory Experience
Colour – theme garden displays to suit your moods, for example use calming pastels, cheerful, sunny colours or exciting, vivid, hot hues. Do not forget evergreens, bright berries and stems for winter colour, and chase away the gloomy-season blues.
Fragrance – instant aromatherapy with lavender, roses, rosemary and thyme.
Soothing sounds – a bubble fountain, birds singing, rustling bamboos and grasses and tinkling wind chimes.
Touch – furry leaves and soft, silky seed heads.
Water – there can be nothing more serene than the sight and sound of water.
Benefits of Gardening
Muscle strength and tone
Hand strength and dexterity