If you like gardens that are lush, green, and just bursting with life, then why not choose a tropical garden design? You may be worried that this sort of garden wouldn’t survive the British weather, but at Floral & Hardy we have created many tropical style gardens in urban, suburban, and country areas.
Tropical gardens are just full of life, with lots of different varieties of greenery to create a full, textured look. We capture a little bit of the rainforest in your backyard by using leafy, evergreen plants that are hardy enough to survive in a colder climate. Planting lots of leafy plants close to each other gives it a dense natural look, however, proper garden planning is important, as you want it to look wild, but not neglected and overgrown. The design team at Floral & Hardy will be able to create a low-maintenance tropical garden that looks great throughout the changing seasons.
Finding tropical plants that can survive in a British back garden is usually the biggest challenge. There are a few that grow well, and still have that tropical look. Windmill palms are shorter, stubbier versions of palm trees that are popular for those who want a tropical look, and ferns are good for shady, cool areas, yet have a lovely bright look. Exotic, wild grasses are very low-maintenance, and if you have a pond, then some waterlilies give it a tropical look.
There are lots of features we can add to bring your tropical garden design together, and to make your garden into a practical space you can enjoy year round. Rattan fencing could be used instead of traditional wood panels, and you could go for more rustic garden furniture to suit the space. A natural water feature made of stone or bamboo could suit a tropical theme, and you could even finish off the look with an archway made from branches.
If you want to give your garden a more exotic look, then speak to Floral & Hardy today on 0844 884 2425.