Garden and Landscape Design

Here’s a compilation of interesting links related to garden and landscape designing and ideas.

  • BBC Gardening Design – Plan your perfect garden by touring this site’s huge range of design ideas, projects and useful plant recipes. You can also test your ideas out in your own virtual garden and be guided step-by-step through the basic principles of good design and planning of your gardening projects. A very interesting and engaging site!
  • The Garden Designer – There is an array of articles on garden design and ideas including landscape plans, free sample garden styles and plans to explore or simply browse the garden slide shows available and much more to get you immersed!
  • All About Planters – Provides lots of ideas on container gardening designs, besides presenting much information on container gardening tips, techniques and inspiration.
  • Gardening in Container Using Tropical Plants – A marvelous article by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, sharing much on container garden designs with tips and ideas on the topic. Displayed too were beautiful photo illustrations of potted tropical garden designs as a complement (note: if images are not displayed, click the Download PDF link to enjoy them). More potted designs here. A must visit!
  • Asia Flora & Landscape – All about professional landscape design in Malaysia, landscaping ideas for home and work place, and much more. Check it out and explore, if not to engage them, at least to view and enjoy the wonderful projects they have accomplished and possibly enhance your own creativity!
    More Malaysian-designed gardens at Neo Nusantara and Terra Garden.
  • Fine Gardening – An interesting article on ‘Variegated Plants Create Drama’ with many pictorial examples!

Last edit: August 30 2011

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