If you’re hoping to create a garden with a distinctive style and creative flair, it can take some planning to ensure all the different elements are in place. From the choice of plants to making good use of the available space, having the right garden style can make a huge difference when using it to relax in or entertain guests. In many cases, people may opt for a garden style that complements their home, but that isn’t to say some much prefer a style that contrasts for a distinct finish to the property.

At Brett Landscaping we have the materials to complete any style of garden, making sure you’re able to create an outdoor space that looks perfect and comes together effortlessly. With that in mind, we take a look at some of the different garden styles and how best to achieve them.

Cottage gardens

A cottage garden is typically characterised by its informal style, often create with a wide mix of colours. There is typically no set colour scheme with this type of garden, giving way to a beautiful combination of different flowers and plants.

To complement a cottage garden, consider garden paving that draws inspiration from natural materials. Our Riven Sandstone paving in particular can offer a rich, characterful design in a choice of colours, bringing a unique finish to the space. What’s more, Brett Landscaping offers a wide range of natural stone products and you can choose from a variety of single sized and mixed size patio packs to make sure the paving has as much charm as the foliage.

Riven Sandstone in Mountain Mist

Contemporary gardens

On the other hand, contemporary gardens with modern design touches can create a beautiful balanced space, designed around symmetry, straight lines and even geometric shapes. Contemporary gardens are very much the opposite of a cottage garden, with a structure that is created from a simple colour palette.

Contemporary gardens typically feature clipped hedges with clean lines with plants that are structured and green, accented with flowers to add simple but elegant detail. In most cases you will find a Contemporary garden that incorporates the whole outdoor space, but sometimes it can occupy just one corner of the lawn for a surprise feature.

Accompany a contemporary garden design with a sophisticated paving style for a modern and distinguished place to relax and unwind. Eden Slate paving is inspired by natural riven slate but with the practicality and durability of porcelain, creating a modern addition to any smart garden set-up.

Eden Slate in Clouded Sky

Mediterranean gardens

A Mediterranean garden can help to create a tranquil escape from the everyday routine and transform any garden into a haven. Mediterranean gardens are very easy to create thanks to the wealth of inspiration available out there, with an array of terracotta pots and jars and greenery.

This type of garden benefits from topiary, with beautifully clipped shrubs in clean shapes. Mediterranean gardens are often home to pergolas and raised flowerbeds, putting them right in the spotlight for all to see.

Create charm and character to any outdoor space with GeoCeramica® Mosaik paving, designed with a beautiful pattern that has a modern but romantic ambience. It creates a wonderful holiday feel to any garden, and can be easily combined with other paving styles, such as the GeoCeramica® Firodi, for a unique finish.

GeoCeramica® Mosaik in Grigio

Discover our full range of garden paving and find your inspiration today.

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