Whilst preparations for the perfect summer garden continue to progress and develop, the concept of adding innovative, creative and somewhat surprising features to a garden design, is yet to be explored. The inclusion of such features could prove to be extremely advantageous when looking to add those unique, and original touches to your garden design.
Whilst lighting is a well known feature, which is present within the majority of modern garden design, it holds the capability of being able to bring something different to a garden. The most common manner in which designers look to create a unique feel through lighting is with the variety of lights that are actually available.
Different light intensities, colours, and shapes of the bulb can all work to add that special something… however it is the creative use of modern technology which can add somewhat of a surprise to a garden design. Innovative approaches have led to us seeing lighting used to illuminate pathways, and sometimes even in a ‘stepping stone like’ approach. When dusk arrives, often people are stunned that what appeared to be quite simply a stone… is now illuminated.
Furthermore, lighting can also be used to highlight the key centrepiece within your garden design… providing a constant reminder of the importance your garden holds. Lighting can be strategically, and tactfully placed so it is either wrapped around the feature, or in fact positioned so that it shines upon, and illuminates the piece.
A material which is not often used within a garden design is that of glass. Considered by many to be something that holds value within the home due to its often fragile nature, it is very rare to see it experimented with, within the design of a garden. However, if practically… and effectively used, it could add that ‘wow’ factor to your garden for the upcoming summer. The sun’s reflection off of the material can work to create a perception that your garden is somewhat dazzling, and with the pieces sure to sway in the gentle summer breeze, it could work to create a stunning effect.
A more extravagant manner in which you could add that something different to your current garden landscape, would be to add in another feature. Pebbled areas and water features are just two methods which could work to achieve such a desire, without taking away from the original centrepiece.
Perhaps your garden design already holds a unique, and poignant feature? We are always interested to hear from you, and you can get in contact with us through any of our social media channels. Furthermore, if you can think of any other features which can provide that ‘surprise’ element to a garden design, we want to know your ideas.