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15 Creative Gardening Ideas

Adding Creative Gardening Ideas to your garden design will give your yard visual interest and turn it into an oasis. When looking at your yard, it can be difficult to decide what you would like to do to transform the area into your own gardening slice of heaven.

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Whether you turn your grounds into a food source, leave it a natural forest or create a serene space filled with outside sitting areas and gorgeous flowers; it’s important to have a wonderful environment. Nature makes us happy.  Really happy.  When you need to cocoon from the world, finding beautiful places to relax is the perfect way to rejuvenate.

Your garden can be transformed into your own oasis away from the world.  It can also be the perfect place to entertain.  Whether you have a small space or a large one, creating a haven for yourself and friends and family is easy when you know where to begin.

“Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place.  I think of gardens I have seen, that I believe I have seen, that I long to see, surrounded by simple walls, columns, arcades or the facades of buildings – sheltered places of great intimacy where I want to stay for a long time.” – Peter Zumthor

Here are 15 Creative Gardening Ideas to get you started:

Creative Gardening Ideas #1 – Sundial as a Focal Point

Garden Sundial as a Focal Point

Look at how gorgeous this sundial is surrounded by flowers and plants.  There is a reason why sundials have remained a standard in gardens throughout the years.

Here’s a nice sundial to steal the look:

Creative Gardening Ideas #2 – Add Shelves to Your Wooden Fence

Garden Decor - Fence Shelves

Adding wooden shelving to a wooden fence gives you the ability to add rustic shelves to show off little bouquets of flowers.

Creative Gardening Ideas #3 – Fruit Fence

Adding an apple tree that was grafted into a fence is a great way to section off parts of your garden. Not only does it make a great fence, but you can relax in one of your chairs and enjoy the fruits of your labor by munching on one of your apples.

15 Creative Garden Ideas You Can Steal

This book is considered the resource for backyard orchardists. Click on the picture to find out more.

Creative Gardening Ideas #4 – Special nook

Create a special place in your garden for just you.  This nook even works for chilly evenings because of the outdoor fire pit.

15 Creative Garden Ideas You Can Steal

Of course I like the one with the rustic elements:

Creative Gardening Ideas #5 – Secluded Hideaway

If you decided to add a gazebo to your property, surround it with plants for a special retreat from the outside world.

15 Creative Garden Ideas You Can Steal

Creative Gardening Ideas #6 – Add a Touch of Whimsy

Gardens don’t have to be so serious.  Add a touch of fun as an element of surprise.

15 Creative Garden Ideas You Can Steal

When you love to have bats just “hanging around.”

Creative Gardening Ideas #7 – Unique Planters

Take an old window pane and transform it into a planter…

15 Creative Garden Ideas You Can Steal

Creative Gardening Ideas #8 – Reuse & Recycle

Look at how adorable this potting table is made out of old cast-offs:

15 Creative Garden Ideas You Can Steal

This is a fun book to teach you how to build your own outdoor furniture.  Peak inside the book to see all the projects.

Creative Gardening Ideas #9 – Wave of Color

Create a gorgeous walkway by using the same plant in different colors. The owner of this garden used heather to achieve the look.

15 Creative Garden Ideas You Can Steal

15 Creative Garden Ideas You Can Steal

Creative Gardening Ideas #10 – Add a Pop of Color

Use different colors that go well together to create a bold statement.

Here’s where you can buy a similar chair:

Creative Gardening Ideas #11 – Dress Up an Entrance

Create a welcoming entrance into your outdoor studio or other retreat with flowers and lanterns.

Outdoor lanterns make every garden more beautiful. There are several different styles to pick from.

Creative Gardening Ideas #12 – Cement Statues Add Character

There is a reason cement statues dot all the important gardens throughout the world. They will never go out of style.

Isn’t this cement puppy just the cutest?

Creative Gardening Ideas #13 – Simplicity Always Works

The simple placement of a colored pot among matching foliage make such a beautiful look

15 Creative Gardening Ideas You Can Steal

Creative Gardening Ideas #14 – Create Separate “Rooms”

Landscape screens let you section off parts of your garden for privacy.

15 Creative Gardening Ideas You Can Steal

These large garden dividers are a good value and offer free shipping:

Creative Gardening Ideas #15 – Make a Wish

Creating a wishing well might be a lot of work, but it looks stunning!
15 Creative Gardening Ideas You Can Steal

Thanks for taking the tour…don’t forget to pick a dahlia on your way out…

15 Creative Garden Ideas You Can Steal

That completes all 15 Creative Garden Ideas You Can Steal.  I hope you found something you can use to make your garden the best this year.  If you liked the post, please share on social media.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Lisa R. McCoy

Monday 22nd of July 2019

It would be the best writeup to make your garden more colorful and fascinating. Thank you for sharing such amazing information with us.

Kelly

Monday 22nd of July 2019

Thank you so much Lisa for letting me know you liked the article. Kelly

Ann

Wednesday 24th of January 2018

This post has so many great ideas! I'm always adding color to my garden so I am definitely for that. I would love to add a potting table once I have space. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly

Wednesday 24th of January 2018

Hello Ann! I'm so glad you like it. I went on several garden tours and this was a compilation of the ideas I saw. Happy gardening! Kelly

Margaret

Wednesday 31st of August 2016

What plants are those featured as ' different colors for walkway'. Thanks

Kelly

Wednesday 31st of August 2016

Hi Margaret!

I don't know for sure, but I would guess they are different types of heather. I hope that helps! Happy gardening!

Kelly

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