Excellent City Garden Design Ideas That Bring Green Paradise For You 14
Excellent City Garden Design Ideas That Bring Green Paradise For You 14

20+ Excellent City Garden Design Ideas That Bring Green Paradise For You

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Nestled between skyscrapers, city gardens are like little hidden jewels, seen only by the birds and airplanes that fly overhead. Nothing brings peace to people’s lives more like a city garden, which offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They are also some of the most challenging spaces to design, due mostly to the extreme conditions that can be found in city gardens, ranging from small shaded backyards to the mountain-top like conditions of a sunny roof garden.

A small space will feel larger the less clutter there appears to be. Having lots of individual, free-standing planters and furniture in different styles can make the space feel smaller and more hodgepodge. Pick 2-3 colors to work with and 2-3 textures and repeat those elements in different combinations to make the space feel more harmonious and well designed. I generally chose no more than 2-3 planter styles as well in any small garden

Long spaces can be broken up into separate “rooms” to help create a cozier, more intimate feeling. Terraces and decks can easily be divided up by having part of the space used for one task – i.e. dining, and another part for something else, i.e. comfortable lounge seating. Furniture and rugs can be placed in such a way as to create a separation of the different spaces for the feeling of multiple rooms all in one place.

A garden on a terrace or rooftop is similar to a garden on top of a mountain. If we look to nature for inspiration, we can see that plants on top of a mountain are heavier at the bottom, i.e. conifers, which prevents them from blowing over in a strong wind. Top-heavy plants like lollipop-shaped trees will have a tendency to blow right off the rooftop. Also, plants with smaller leaves typically hold up better in the wind than plants with larger leaves that can get shredded up very easily.

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