Bring the South of France to Your Outdoor Space
Say Bonjour to Your Own French Mediterranean Province Inspired Garden
The South of France always conjures up images of picturesque beaches, endless fields of lavender, rustic countryside, fine wine and food, and of course, the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. A landscape so beautiful and inspiring that it is no surprise that the Southern Province has been the inspiration behind many beautiful Garden Designs across the UK.
Inspired French Country Gardens
French country gardens are more informal than other designs, focusing more on a mix of softer planting to reflect the endless fields of lavender and neutral ragstone inspired by the sun-washed beaches. The mix between elegance and formality of the French Gardens is perfectly illustrated in our ‘South of France Inspired Garden Design’ pictured above.
The bountiful flower beds are enriched with deep green colours and meticulously planted in an orderly and structured fashion is reflective of the ‘sense of order’ more commonly known in the French Gardens. The planting is complimented by the natural Kent Ragstone Wall and Fire Pit all beautifully tied together by the handcrafted English Oak Pergolas.
All Year Round Alfresco Living
Garden lighting serves multiple functions and is an important factor to consider when designing a garden. The right exterior lighting can provide a relaxing atmosphere whilst at the same time offering a practical solution to the darker evenings.
Built-in spotlights throughout the ragstone wall and seating areas offer sufficient lighting without sacrificing the elegance and beauty of this Garden Design.
Luxury Pergola Walkway Ideas
Less is more are the perfect words to describe the simplistic and elegant handcrafted English Oak Pergolas that line the walkway down to the Mediterranean blue swimming pool.
The three handcrafted pergolas line the natural slabbed steps down to the outdoor living area, whilst the lavender and shrubs that surround the bases bring the entire garden design together.
Wanting to encapture the beautiful lighting of the French sunset the bases of the Pergolas have been lined with up-facing spotlights that shine a warm glow across the walkway when darkness falls.
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This blog post is in conversation with Alexandra from the Middlesized Garden Blog. Formerly a journalist, Alexandra worked for some of the UK’s most renowned publications before moving into a property with a walled garden. This led to her becoming interested in...
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