Having a garden is not all about doing … one of the wonderful things about outdoor living spaces is finding a nook to sit and reflect … to observe, sip a glass of wine or grab a mug of steaming coffee and the paper … and just ‘be.’ So what does your reflective space look like?
“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.” – Hanna Rion
Take a Seat!
Whether you love formal, country charm, something modern or rustic – in this busy life, a place to relax is essential. Restore some old furniture; mix and match; grab a simple seat; slouch in a hammock … or just find a place to get comfy while smelling the roses … even a balcony can squeeze in a folding chair!
Think about the plants around you in your space.
- Do you want to sit amongst fragrant flowers?
- Reach out and grab some fresh herbs to make a cuppa from an edible garden?
- Create privacy from a neighbour or building?
- Seek some shade in a hot climate or a sunny spot on a cold day?
Here are a few outdoor living spaces to help you consider your options – I hope they inspire you!
“There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.” - Minnie Aumonier
“A garden is a friend you can visit anytime.”
Seats for one can be just as special …
So whatever nook or space you have at your place … take the time to enjoy it. Add a little garden art, some colour, a feature plant or two and make the most of your garden.
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