Your secret hideaway. A place to escape for a few moments each day to collect your thoughts and let go of the worries of the day. We should all have such a place and a secluded garden can give it to us.
Create an outdoor space that is filled with colorful flowers, fragrance, butterflies, birds that will shield you from the outside world. Take a break from the demands of family life by creating a secluded garden that is all yours with these tips.
Create a corner retreat in your landscape that is hidden from view by tall-growing plants. Plant slim-growing trees, like white birch or pencil point juniper, to create a living wall to camouflage your secluded garden space.
Add a Roof
A pergola or arbor covered with climbing vines will create a secret get-away spot in your backyard. Wisteria, climbing roses, or honeysuckle vines will cover an overhead structure quickly and fill the summer air with fragrance.
The living roof will shield you from the eyes of neighbors and provide you with a cozy outdoor space for relaxing.
Low-growing tropical tree, like the pigmy palm, Christmas palm, or Florida thatch palm reaches a mature height of 15-25 feet (4.5 -7.5 m) and create a wide canopy that provides seclusion to a backyard space. If you live in a warm climate you can create a secluded garden that is a tropical oasis with palm trees and other tropical plants.
Roof Top Garden
City dwellers may need to look up to discover a location where they can create a secluded garden.
Use tall-growing potted plants to create a living privacy screen and cover the floor with artificial turf so the space will feel more like a suburban backyard instead of a city building rooftop. Add some comfortable seating and enjoy watching the stars at night from your rooftop garden.
Pavers and Pots
If you want a low-maintenance secluded garden use pavers and potted plants to create your secret garden. The pavers are maintenance-free and potted plants are easy to move and replace as needed.
Use varying heights of potted plants to define the outdoor space and add a bench for relaxing.
Night Time Relaxing
Solar lighting and/or strings of LED lights can be used to illuminate your hide-away for night time star-gazing.
Plant flowers that open their blooms at night, like Moonflower, night-blooming jasmine, or evening primrose. Hang a hammock and the fragrant secret garden may become your summer sleeping space.
What kind of secret spot are you thinking of creating in your garden now?