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18 Ideas For Garden Design Details

22/11/2022 - Case Studies and Inspiration

The team at Arbour Landscape Solutions never cease to be blown away by the sheer variety of design details used by our clients to add value to their work.  From bold colour choices to incredible textures and those tiny little finishing touches that just sing quality.

In this blog we’re celebrating just 18 of the incredible garden design details that we’ve been privileged to see. We hope they will intrigue and inspire you.  If your work didn’t make it into this article - please don’t be offended - we’re already planning the next one.

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So without further ado - here are 18 ideas for garden design details (in no particular order)

garden with large lawns and glorious view over coastal estuary

Embrace borrowed views. This garden was designed by Sue Douglas.


moon gate with view over secret garden by Jack DunkleyPlay with the art of hide and reveal - just like this secret garden designed by Jack Dunkley

dark coloured composite fencing as a backdrop for vibrant planting
Dark backgrounds can really accentuate clever planting schemes. We love this case study from Harlow Garden Services.

outdoor lighting accentuating the texture of a natural stone wall
Clever lighting used to highlight textures in the garden. By Anna Helps Garden Design

crisply positioned recessed manhole cover in limestone patioCarefully positioned recessed manhole cover by Andy Lewis Landscapes

paddlestones used as step risers as a beautiful landscape design detailPaddlestones to create an interesting design detail for Hampton Court Show Garden. By Consilium Hortus

modern garden with acer tree and box balls in square raised bed

Use striking trees within a geometrically themed garden. Landscape One Design

lavender plant casting a shadow on pale coloured pavers
Great use of light and shadow by Utopia Landscapes

raised planter with Xtech Porcelain Cladding in Corten Colourway
Not all walls and edgings need to be made from metal. Great idea from Emma Scarborough

sunken fire pit in porcelain patioHave fun with different levels, like this fire pit from RJC Landscaping

Timber entrance porch on modern bungalow with clay pavers landscapingCarefully match landscaping materials to the fabric of the property. Manor Prestige Landscapes

beautiful edge detail with buff coloured setts surrounding pale patioExquisite edge detailing from Woods Landscaping

Wildflower lawn leading from formal patio towards woodland gladeA wildflower lawn creates the perfect transition from patio to woodland glade. Hardwood Landscapes

family garden with covered patio and stepping stones leading across a wide lawnStepping stones lead the eye along the garden.  Tectonic.

decking area with planting pockets includedClever use of planting pockets to add interest to decking.  Utopia Landscapes

buff coloured paving slab with camfered edgeBespoke stone shaping adds an extra layer of professionalism

poolside garden with white stonework and green foliage for a simple colour paletteA simple colour palette is restful on the eye.  Pool garden designed by Richard Bickler

outdoor miniature railway track running through a gardenAdd an element of fun with unique and playful features