Gardening is so often thought of as a boring task, but it is not so! In fact, the work of gardening is truly artistic as it requires creativity, vision, and passion to achieve an end result that is full of magic and beauty. The best thing is that it is a canvas we all have access to in some form or another, and to help take your first tentative steps in creating a living piece of art you can even read our guide below.
In a similar fashion to when you create any piece of art, it is vital to do your research and get some inspiration from great talents that have come before. Luckily, there’s a plethora of gorgeous gardens and outdoor space that you can review to help you.
Consider the Lost Gardens of Heligan for some wild and whimsical sculptures. Although the Pink Pineapple at Berrington Hall is also something that should be reviewed as it combines the modern and sculptural with the manicured lawns of a traditional English country home.
Once you have some initial ideas about the garden, you wish to create it’s time to distil them into a design that you will follow. Of course, there are professional garden designers that you can consult that know not only about how to balance an outdoor space to make it look attractive but also about which plants will grow well in the same space together.
However, employing a professional in this way can be out of many peoples’ price range, and it can also prevent you from getting to grips with the execution of the design yourself. Something that is often vital to the creative process. In this case, you can use garden design software or your own methods, as well as research plant and flower choices on sites such as http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/.
Remember though that beautiful gardens are things that take much work and effort behind the scenes. That means you need to be prepared to dig, weed, water, and prune to get the result that you want, as well as stocking up on all of the tools and equipment you will need for this endeavour.
In particular, having a set of long handle tools to save your back, as well as something like one of these green houses where you can nurture your plants before they go into the main garden is an excellent idea. Don’t forget a simple pair of rubberised gloves too, as these can protect your fingers from thorns and other garden hazards.
A little extra magic
Lastly, to make your garden truly a piece of art, inject a little extra magic where you can. You may use clever lighting strung within the trees and plants for this. Although contrasting natural tones and hues with man-made ones can work equally as well.
Modern sculpture can make an effective contrast to the rest of your garden space.
You can encourage plants to grow in certain shapes for effect, and you can even try creating your own garden sculptures from natural and found materials. Something that will give your outdoor space a focal point and make it a true living masterpiece.