A charming country garden can be a great addition to any home. Beautiful, quaint and part of a long British tradition, these types of garden can be enjoyed all throughout the year.
There is so much that can be done with a country garden, and it’s the perfect way to really put a stamp on your property to garner interest from prospective buyers. Waltons
has some handy tips just for you to get started , so it's time to unleash your creativity and design that fourth bedroom which will leave viewers fighting over the highest bid!Perfect plants
No country garden is complete without a bed of wildflowers. But remember that these plants are used to wild, natural environments: give them free reign with a free-flowing style.
Creating a rugged look mimics the countryside, so bringing together hardy perennials and shrubs with the less conventional can really nail that rustic style.
Traditional wildflowers such as wood sorrel with its pale blue petals and heart shaped leaves can make you believe you've stepped out into the unknown. Try honeysuckle and long-stemmed buttercups to reproduce your very own pasture.
Herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage provide joy all year round as they give gorgeous scents in the summer, as well as being useful for the kitchen! Use the aroma to draw people into the garden escape to really attract the top offers on your home.
If you're looking to add wildlife to the mix, go for lavender, angelica and bergamot which will bring those busy bees your way. Encourage frogs with metal pails of water and plenty of hidey-holes.Log cabins
A log cabin can spark your country paradise into life. Walton has a top selection of bespoke buildings that will really bring your garden together.
Log cabins can be used for sitting out late into the evening in a beautiful setting, or even as a summer office. If furnished, it’ll give you the chance to present an extra room for multiple uses.
Make sure you have a winding path to guide you to the door after those evening walks among the mint and jasmine. Line it with locally sourced stone or wood to give it that natural feel. Who knows, maybe there'll be more at the bottom of the garden than meets the eye?
If you aiming for a family-home-sale, a wildflower garden can seem like a fairytale for young children. With so many places to hide and discover, they'll feel like they've fallen into wonderland if you leave wild patches to explore.
A log cabin could also be used as a den for the long summer holidays. Children will love having their very own space where they can play, imagine and create in their countryside space.Natural accessories
By making your very own features from reclaimed wood, you'll be helping out nature as well as injecting some original creativity into the garden.
Wooden beds or a weathered bench made from bleached timber can add that extra charm to your space. Use an old watering can or wheelbarrow to fill to the brim with your favourite wildflowers, as if they sprung up overnight!
When it comes to gardens, they tend to be one of the last places a new family will fix-up after they’ve moved in. By providing a space which is fit for their casual needs, or even for their youngsters, you’ll be providing potential buyers with a room that is already perfect. Meaning that when it comes to asking for top dollar, it’ll be hard to be refused!