I was recently working with a local artisan designing a wrought iron gate for one of our installations and found myself reflecting on what makes a garden timeless.
So, how DO we make gardens that remain
beautiful, peaceful, and connected to nature as time goes by?
Classic hardscaping: Chose durable materials and solid construction. Brick, stone, and metal are choices that provide a timeless foundation.
Balanced design: A balanced and proportioned layout creates a sense of order that is harmonious and naturally appealing.
Take cues from your home’s architecture and the surrounding landscape: Your garden should visually connect to your house and fit within the broader landscape. Creating a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors is always in style.
Use evergreen shrubs and trees to create a solid framework in the garden: These provide structure in the garden, year-round interest, and privacy.
Consider sight lines and incorporate focal points: Guide attention to key elements like a sculpture, water feature or a specimen tree.
Details Matter: Put your stamp on the garden. Consider incorporating sentimental or antique items, decorative containers, local art, custom architectural details or accents.
Here is the best part! A thoughtfully planned garden isn’t just beautiful; it is also easier to maintain. That means fewer overgrown, weedy areas that can overwhelming to manage. There you have it! A timeless garden isn’t just a pretty sight; it is a lasting investment in beauty, tranquility, and a connection to nature.
Click here to see how we are using these principles in our projects.