6 Popular Trends in Luxury Residential GardensMarch 26, 2019
When it comes to home gardens and landscaping, some are truly remarkable. When you get into luxury residential gardens, you can see a ton of gardens that look like they are straight from the pages of a magazine. But, you don’t have to be on the cover of a magazine to enjoy some of the trends for yourself. Here are some popular trends in luxury residential gardens:
1. Balcony and Rooftop Gardens
For luxury residences, especially those in urban areas where yard space is limited, balcony and rooftop gardens are a popular trend. When space on the ground is limited, you use the space you have. Plus, with the technology available, you can have a lot of success with container gardens even if you don’t have access to a sprawling yard.
2. Exterior Wall Gardens
Green architecture, like exterior wall gardens, is a popular trend in luxury residential gardens. These gardens are vertical gardens that look like they are part of the building’s exterior. Not only do they add a unique exterior design element, but they are also a luxurious way to add a little touch of nature to your home.
3. Connected Outdoor Living Spaces
Outdoor living spaces are another popular trend for luxury residential gardens. Not only is the landscaping gorgeous, but there are also hardscaping elements to provide seating or dining areas, places with fireplaces or fire pits, pergolas and decks, sports courts, and outdoor lighting.
These areas are also connected with wireless internet access, electrical outlets, and charging stations. Connected outdoor living spaces also sometimes include TV screens, full-blown video theaters, integrated stereo systems, and more.
4. Handcrafted Elements
Artisanal products that showcase craftsmanship are also a popular garden and landscaping trend, especially for luxury residential gardens. Whether adding a large structure, like a custom-built stone archway, wooden arbor, or a set of low walls or something small like planters or small fences, handcrafted elements are showing up more often and continuing to gain popularity. Some of the best plants for backyard privacy can be combined with handcrafted elements to create an interesting landscaping feature or provide a living fence.
5. Creating a Thriving Habitat
Many residential gardens are also focused on creating a thriving habitat. With bee and butterfly populations declining, some homeowners are choosing plants and designing their gardens specifically for these species to thrive. Native beehives are even showing up in some residential gardens!
Habitat loss has also affected birds, frogs, and turtles, which some homeowners are taking into account as they build and landscape their garden. This has lead to the continuing popularity of ponds and water features as well as plant selections that include those that produce both seeds and berries.
Luxury residential gardens are not contained only to the outdoors. Gardens can typically be found in the yard, on balconies, on rooftops, and even on the sides of buildings. But, you can also find them inside.
Interiorscaping is all about using houseplants and interior gardens as integral interior design elements and creating a private indoor nature sanctuary. A few houseplants, window boxes, hanging plants, container gardens, and more can all be used to create a beautiful “interiorscape”.
Regardless of how much space you have, you can integrate a little bit of nature into it. One of these popular trends in luxury residential gardens could be the perfect fit for you!
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