At Outdoor Creations we see a variety of different gardens go through our doors, each with different features, uses and styles. In our portfolio you can get a feel for this. We’ve got many modern and contemporary gardens, featuring crisp lines and bright white colours, as well as traditional country gardens, featuring large lawns and brickwork. In today’s blog we’ll be looking at these traditional gardens and talking about what furniture, colours and features are often added to these areas.
Traditional gardens go well with traditional materials and colours. Many country homes use a lot of red and orange brick work with large lawns which compliment these colours.
This country home is a great example of how brickwork and green plants can compliment each other. To prevent the red from becoming overbearing grey tiling is used for large areas.
As this path creates an approach to the home, small lights are used to guide the way. These match the style of the rest of the area, featuring a classical design and subtle black paint.
Modern gardens feature sharp, angular lines everywhere, from grass borders, walls and in some instances even plant pots! On the other hand, traditional gardens use long undulating curves, like the curving path in the photo above. Traditional styled gardens often use symmetry in their designs (take the image below for example) this creates a more organised look within the area.
Some modern gardens use space age looking features to give the area a futuristic look. This photo to the right is a great example of this, using large metalic spheres positioned atop wall ‘shelving’. While these look nice, they can also help the nearby lights to reflect around the garden.
Traditional gardens tend to use features that are slightly more subtle, popular additions include small water features, as well as interesting tiling patterns.
An interesting tile pattern. Created by laying tiles on their sides.
A subtle urn shaped water feature in a traditional garden.