Landscape Design Trend for 2019: Adding Structures to Your Garden

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Landscape Design Trend for 2019: Adding Structures to Your Garden

Josh | January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

With its gorgeous flower beds and lush greenery, your garden adds a breath of fresh air to your property. It gives you pleasure when you spend time outdoors and lovely views when you peek from the windows. You’ll want to maintain or continually improve its beauty, especially with the New Year.

If you’re looking to further upgrade your garden this 2019, the design and aesthetic aren’t defined only by the area’s perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees. Structures like statues and various built elements impact the total look and character of the landscape.

Showcase your garden’s style with these additional features that will add more personality and functionality to your natural haven.

Garden walkways and gazebos

A decorative path blends harmoniously in a garden while also adding definition and functionality to your property’s landscape design. Walkways look inviting, especially when the creative patterns swirl to a door or any other entrance or exit. They also draw the eye and help accentuate other features of the property. For example, if you have a specific potted plant or flower bed as the focal point in your garden, walkways tell people where to look and where to walk. They act as visual guides so that certain elements in your garden do not get lost in the setting.

A gazebo improves your backyard by creating an ideal place to relax while also increasing the style of the outdoor area. It protects plants from both sun and rain, so they’re suitable for newly-potted plants that need to take root. A gazebo may also act as a garden workshop where you can work on your outdoor projects. Growing your own herbs and plants for drinks and other cocktails has become increasingly popular, and you can do this with a tiny storage space like a gazebo.

Statues and fountains

Statues are popular in gardens all around the world and for a good reason — they add charm to the greenery. If your yard has a particular theme, adding whimsical gnomes or a big stone Buddha amplifies the character of your landscape. The statues you place in your garden also reflect your personality. A sculpture of a deer, a dog or any other animal shows your love for the creatures. Statues of Greek gods and goddesses create a sense of antiquity, and the god or goddess that you choose can represent your personal virtues.

If you’re looking for something more spectacular this year, a fountain is a fantastic addition. A fountain is a beautiful centerpiece to any outdoor area, attracting attention for its enduring features and timeless design. It’s a dramatic element that provides soothing sounds and a relaxing ambience.

Pots and Planted Containers

This year, bright foliage will make a comeback and with so much greenery, you’ll need splashes of colour. Intricately designed pots and other planted containers enhance the overall landscape design when they’re placed in strategic spots. For example, a cobalt-blue pot creates a vignette in dark flower beds by adding height and colour. Pots and containers are also useful in adorning garden spaces because they add visual interest and functionality. A large earthen pot placed at the convergence of pathways becomes a focal point while also directing traffic and marking transitions.

Create stunning outdoor spaces with Oakleigh Manor

Planning to improve the aesthetics of your landscape? Incorporating structures to your garden is just the first step. There are other things to consider including planting styles, irrigation, type of flora and many more.

Here at Oakleigh Manor, we have a talented group of designers that provide stunning garden design services and stylisation solutions for homeowners, developers and property owners. With successful projects and awards under our belt, our highly-skilled and experienced teams maximise the potential of outdoor spaces throughout London, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Essex.

For more information and enquiries, contact us on 0800 023 1310 or send an email to