How to Design an English Garden


In order to design an English Garden concept, the design itself needs to look a little bit like the garden is grown in England. Although, a simple type of English garden are suitable with any types or house design. Some of the style, which is common to English Garden includes gracious curves, lush green lawns, and scented and colorful flowers, meandering walkways, as well as creeping vines and majestic shade trees.

You can choose to plant vegetables and fruits so that you can get something in return for our gardening efforts when it comes to these types of plant. If you want to beautify our garden, make it beautiful to complement the house, then using pretty plants or rather plants that will grow beautiful with a mixture of colors will be the right and definite choice. Right here, you would be able to have some information that will help you in designing your very own English garden within the surrounding of your house.

To design an English garden, you need:

  • Benches
  • Pergolas
  • Fences
  • Shovel
  • Lush green lawns
  • Colorful flowers

Designing an English Garden

How to Design an English Garden

  • First thing that you need to do is to use any style that looks English when designing the garden for instance,
    • Using planters, which is filled with shrubs and flowers that you plant closely
    • Using benches, which is often being used in English garden
    • Other style includes that have a curved planter beds, lush green grass along with trellises, archways and picket fences.

You should choose your main colors of the flowers that have the feeling of harmony and connection. The main colors of the flowers should at least be between three or four, for example using the combination of red and light pink roses, deep blue and lavender delphiniums, and also deep pink and cream foxgloves.

  • Next, you need to create a structure in order to create a free flowing and natural type of garden. You should plant your selected flowers in groups, but not in symmetrical groups. The shape of the flowers, the leave’s size and the plant’s texture needs to be left alone to dictate their own growth.
  • The next step is to create the borders of your English Garden
    • Build the borders with at least 3 feet wide and having a curved end on both sides.
    • Your flowerbeds should be designed creatively with variety of combinations of plants


  • Other English designs that you can add into your garden include the following
    • Adding a few garden structures such as trellises, which is covered with clematis, pergolas, garden bench, fences to enable the support of tall plants and clinging vines, plus also antique watering cans or broken statuary

Whenever you use potted plants, you must make sure that you use only one color for your pots along with different type of sizes or pots shapes. Having the same color of pots will make your foundation looks like a structured garden.

  • English garden always look lush, very green and having lots of colorful flowers. Some of the common type of plants used in English gardens is the hollyhock, foxglove, hosta, columbine, rose, bellis daisy, viola, pansy, peony, johnny-jump-up, primrose, delphinium, and wisteria to name a few.

    Always remember that when for any English garden concept you need to have a clear focal point

    • It should be right in the center of your garden and creates the main attention to on-lookers or passers-by. For example, it can be structures, a group of plants, tiny ponds, fountains or sculptures pr even an outstanding type of plants.

Although gardening needs you to be hardworking, it is actually an enjoyable hobby. It is worthwhile as to think about the bountiful harvest and the blooming flowers resulted from your hard work. For those who enjoy the process of gardening and have a special love for this hobby must know how difficult and close planting a plant or tree must be. Gardeners take a long time before planting to analyze the soil, the temperature and the weather. Everything is done accordingly so that the plant will not suffer.

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