Secret gardens possess an aura of mystery and charm that brings childhood fantasies to life right in your backyard. They are an ideal place to pause and ponder life without worrying about intrusions from the outside world. Creating a secret garden isn’t that difficult, but it does require some planning and preparation to successfully achieve. By incorporating the right mix of arbors, fences, retaining walls, and foliage, you can create a private space that prying eyes can’t penetrate.
As much as possible, you will want to make your walls and barriers feel as natural as possible. For that reason, we recommend using foliage such as vines, trees, and shrubs liberally. These provide natural cover and can be used to hide retaining walls, fences, and other structural elements. The result is a truly relaxing ambiance that doesn’t feel industrial.
Finally, remember to include areas especially conducive to relaxation within your garden. Fountains, benches, and sitting areas foster peaceful conversation and places where deep reflection allows everyone’s imagination and thoughts to run wild and free.
For assistance with your landscape design plans and for more tips on creating the secret garden of your dreams, contact Hermes Landscaping by calling 913-888-2400.