Garden Plans & Arbours

Spring is here now, (thank goodness!) and for many of us it is a chance to get out into the garden and enjoy the outdoors again.

Our garden is large, but has taken a back seat on our To Do list. There are things which are of a higher priority to work on (and in) the house itself. We don’t have an unlimited budget, so the garden has taken a hit really in terms of our time, and what we can spend on it.

In one corner of the garden I want to create a focal point that is away from the house and patio area. My idea is to create a nook, almost a hideaway. I think an arbour would be perfect for this.

  1.  Jaipur Arbour £239

  2. Loire Arbour £204.99
  3. Valencia Corner Lattice Arbour £432
  4. Mimosa Arbour £179.99

I love the idea of having an arbour or similar structure in the garden. Something away from the hustle and bustle of the house, in a sunny spot in our outside space. I could easily spend and hour or two with a G&T and a book somewhere like that, couldn’t you?.

The garden needs an overhaul without a doubt. I find jobs like this can get overwhelming though so I like to break them down into achievable chunks. And getting something like this set up in one corner would really give it a boost.

This outdoor seating area below completely transformed Kimberly’s garden. Not an arbour but a pergola, a gorgeous space nonetheless.

outdoor seating area pergola

I’m going to share some of my garden plans with you here on the blog soon, I’ve drawn up plans I just need to scan them in (yes I’m old school, and still use paper and pencil).

Here’s an arbour from Amanda’s blog, I love the paint job she had done on it and it really creates a focal point in the garden. Perhaps using a corner that has just been forgotten about.

Do you have any plans for your garden this season? Do tell me in the comments!

Check out my Pinterest board for more outside inspiration.

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  1. April 12, 2017 / 8:12 am

    You are so good at reinventing trends!!!! These look lovely and I like the fact they don’t take up too much garden space! X

  2. April 12, 2017 / 8:38 am

    This summer I’m definitely going to do something with my garden so thanks for the inspiration!
    An arbour looks like a great idea, it’s not something I’d thought of before.

  3. April 12, 2017 / 10:03 am

    Great garden inspiration, the ‘loire arbour’ is adorable! I hope you’re having a lovely week. x

  4. April 12, 2017 / 10:13 am

    I miss having a garden so much!! I love the idea of an arbour though, they look like cute hidey places 🙂

  5. April 12, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Our garden needs some TLC soon. Would love an arbour xx

  6. April 13, 2017 / 9:02 am

    I love these choices (and a garden!) Still waiting for the flat sale to go through so i can stare at my magnolia tree! Love your pinterest board too! x

  7. April 13, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Oh these are so pretty! We are so rubbish with gardening we went for just fake grassing it all haha!

  8. April 14, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    I’m loving number three ! We have a sitting hammock in a shady corner, that I can hid away in !
    happy easter darl! xxx