Woodland

A garden style that lets the plants do their own thing, the Woodland or Forest garden is a mini replica of a woodland setting in your very own backyard. This is a lush, wooded and wild looking garden with a shady tree canopy, leafy green understory and minimal structural work.

Key Features

  • Tree canopy – assortment of deciduous and evergreen are the highlight
  • Understory of lush green shrubs, nothing too big that overtakes the woody trunks of the trees
  • No formal pruning, box hedging or topiary
  • Unkempt, free-flowing forms
  • Mulch, natural colours and stones
  • Minimal paved and square edges
  • Lots of shady, cool areas

 

Maintenance

Low maintenance due to the natural, free-form of the plants and beds. In dry, hot climates you will be required to water more to keep your woodland lush and fresh. The only trimming required are any branches in the way and any lawn you may have.

Tools

Loppers, secateurs, lawn mower, trowel, hand fork, hose, gardening gloves