There is a common misconception that you need a large planning space for a secret garden. However, the concept of what constitutes a secret garden is greatly misunderstood. Whether your dream is of having a quiet secluded corner of the garden to ponder the secrets of the universe, or a place for the children to let their imagination run wild, you can achieve your goal with any size of garden. By making the best use of your garden space, you can create the perfect secret garden for every season.

Obviously the larger the garden, the more you can broaden your vision – but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Regardless of the size of your garden, the first consideration when designing a secret garden should always be the location. Once you have decided on the perfect location, you can start growing your secret garden by utilising the available space.  So, where is the perfect location? It’s wherever you feel most relaxed, comfortable, or, the location where your garden gets the most sunlight. Basically, the location of your secret garden is entirely up to you.

As far as design, you should choose a theme and stick to it. If the secret garden is for you, think about the type of garden furnishing that will make you feel most relaxed. You also need to consider the shape of your secret garden when choosing your garden furniture. For instance, if you are enclosing the garden with a rounded hedge with an arched entrance, a Rattan 8 Seater Rio Grande will create a perfect centrepiece. You can finish off the effect by planting flowerbeds around both the inside and outside perimeter of the hedged enclosure.

For kids, the secret garden should have an air of mystery and magic. If you want to keep things simple, a playhouse nestled at the back of the secret garden is ideal. However, if you have more space to work with, a simple maze designed using either a series of trellises or high hedges, leading to a playhouse, will create a wondrous play space for your children. Finally, if you don’t mind tending to ivy or other creeping plants, they are excellent for giving a secret garden that added air of authenticity.