Want Some Ideas for a Garden Design?

With home owners having less time to look after their gardens, and house lots getting smaller, garden design is no longer digging up some garden beds and planting a few shrubs. People now want their gardens to reflect something of their personality and preferences, and also be easy to care for. They also want a specific theme so that their garden design is recognisable as being inspired by a particular culture or location.

Garden Design with an English Flavour

There are several types of gardens that have been popular in Australia for many years, and new variations are emerging. The English style of garden has been prominent in our yards and public spaces since the early days of European settlement. The pioneers knew no other way to establish a garden, and so hedges, border plants and flowering annuals became the norm.

While we stock landscaping and garden supplies that are suitable for the traditional garden, we also like to encourage our customers to be a little more adventurous. Our Bacchus Marsh Redgum & Garden Centre also stocks many other types of toppings, decorative rocks and mulches. With a little imagination and a good garden design, you could be creating the next design trend.

For Peace and Tranquillity it has to be Japanese

For those looking for a sanctuary to unwind after a stressful working day, a Japanese garden is the perfect place. This design seeks to create a place where nature and tranquillity meet. It sooths and calms, creating the perfect environment for contemplation and reflection. Symbolism features heavily in a well-designed Japanese garden, and the placement of stones and water features all have a special meaning. It is all subtlety and quiet beauty.

Bring the Tropics Closer to Home

The tropical garden, on the other hand, is showy and brash. Its design features plenty of shady areas to shield occupants from the sun, and ponds where the sound of trickling water cools the senses. There are never too many palm trees in a tropical garden. With bougainvillea and other flowering vines blooming in multiple colours throughout the year, it is an assault on the senses. In cold climates, of course, keeping this type of garden alive in winter is a major challenge.

A Low Maintenance Desert Garden Could be Your Thing

Hot, dry climates pose a different type of challenge to the garden designer. Just because you live in an arid area does not mean that your garden will be all sand and rocks. There are many flowering desert plants suitable for this type of climate, and agaves and other succulents that give form and shape to rockeries. With paths and paving providing shape and structure, and small benches situated along the way to sit and watch the sun go down, a desert garden design can be quite stunning.

Regardless of your choice of garden design, we have all the supplies you need to create your perfect outdoor space. Visit our display at Bacchus Marsh Redgum & Garden Centre and discuss your project with our experienced staff.


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Bacchus Marsh Redgum & Garden Centre

182 Gisborne Rd.
Bacchus Marsh, Vic 3340

(03) 5367 1666


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