With George Osborne giving his seal of approval and £30 million towards the initial stages of the concept, the production of London’s very own garden design looks set to get underway, across a bridge.
Intended to be the slowest river crossing in the capital due to the pathways winding between beautifully shaped trees, bushes and shrubs, the garden bridge of London could provide the inspiration for your future garden design. The creation of a visually stunning design is sure to keep people drawn to your garden, in much the same way that the bridge in London is expected to, with developers hoping to draw crowds and attention from all over the world.
Living in an urban area often deters home owners from considering investing in a new garden design, however the development of the bridge, offering a tropical oasis in the heart of the city should provide some comfort, as to how effective greenery can be. Low maintenance garden designs can be developed in the most industrial areas, and at the same time, can be the most aesthetically pleasing, as often produced in areas where innovative gardens are not so common.
The industrialisation of areas such as London has become somewhat of a common site across the UK, and thus, any opportunity to enhance the environmentally friendly aspects of the country is widely applauded. The creation of the bridge in the centre of London is expected to do just that, with developers aiming for as many birds and wildlife to visit the crossing as they do tourists. Urban residential areas can again struggle with the same problem, with a lack of areas helping to support the dwindling wildlife. Your garden design can incorporate environmentally friendly resources and materials in order to attract, support, and protect the wildlife. There are a variety of methods by which this can be done, however the most common are building a feeder into your garden, for the animals to feast on. As well as this, many people also have water features created to use within their garden. Although the features are not directly incorporated to aid the wildlife, during the winter a water feature can prove very beneficial. With the cold weather often freezing over rivers and ponds, of which are not that common in urban areas, animals are often left struggling to find water. Running a water feature can stop your pond freezing over, and thus providing somewhere for the animals to drink from.
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