What is traditional garden design?

For your garden, are you wanting a traditional garden design or more modern? If you are not sure, this blog is for you.

Last week, we covered contemporary style (click here to view) and this week is all about the traditional look and feel. Deciding on the style for your garden design is the first step to getting your dream outdoor area and with these blogs, hopefully the decision will become easier.

Here are the key aspects of traditional garden design:

1. Larger lawns

Traditional gardens tend to feature larger lawn areas, surrounded or next to paving. Here are some examples from Aura Landscapes.

2. Mixed planting borders

You can usually find mixed planting borders, filled with seasonal planting, bulbs, and an emphasis on flowers. Traditional borders include colourful shrubs and flowers to your taste. Alongside your bespoke garden design, Aura Landscapes always includes planting suggestions ideal to you garden, click here for more information.

3. Soft design

Traditional gardens tend to feature a softer design, please see some examples below.

4. Natural materials

Most traditional garden design uses natural materials such as gravel, sandstone, and limestone. There are endless paving colours and finishes to choose from. Examples are: tumbled limestone, sandstone, brick edging and setts.

5. Wider colour range

You will find traditional gardens have a wider colour range, from the planting borders to paving. This includes warmer colours, just like the images below.

And there you have it! Five key aspects to traditional garden design. This blog is a guideline, so do not feel you have to include all or be limited to these.

In fact, Aura Landscapes’ expertise is in creating your garden bespoke to your style and needs, for your dream outdoor area.

You can view more of Aura Landscapes’ award-winning designs here, and installations here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.