A garden is a lot of work, but is also a very rewarding experience in the long run. Many people start a garden with the idea in mind that they will grow their own vegetables, while others just want to see something come to life by their own hand and use gardening as a hobby. Then there are those that use gardening as a way to add beauty to their yard, thus making their property much more attractive. Regardless of which type of gardener you might be, you will need to consider what type of gardening design you will want to have.

There are an endless amount of options available when deciding how to design your garden. In fact, some people even choose to have an experienced gardener design their garden for them. A professional garden designer can help you maximize your garden space, regardless of how much room you have to work with. If you are someone who owns a business and would like to spruce up the area around your building with a flower garden, hiring a professional garden designer may be the route that you want to take.

If you choose to do it yourself, you are only really limited by your own creativity. After you have decided on what type of garden you will have and what you will be growing in it, you can decide where you will want to plant each item. Some plants may need to be grown in areas that tend to their needs the best, taking the soil and sunlight in consideration. Once you have all of your plants mapped out, now is the time to take a look at some of the different things you can add to bring a different type of intrigue to your garden.

Changing the look of your garden can be as simple as adding a statue or two in different areas, or it can be as complex as adding a small bridge or a walkway in or around your garden. Adding various water elements can really bring a majestic feel to your garden. A pool or a fountain can really add life to an otherwise ordinary area. Color coordination can also play a role in your garden design. You may want to make the garden as lively as possible with a vast selection of colorful plants and flowers spread out over the area, or perhaps you would like to scale it down and keep the colors simple and light. When choosing your gardening design, these are just a few of the many ideas that will get you started on the right path to having the garden of your dreams.

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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion Historic Park ~ Canandaigua NY
Sonnenberg Gardens, also known as Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park, Canandaigua, New York, USA, at the North end of Canandaigua Lake, in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. The house and gardens are open to the public every day, May through October.
The property was once the summer home of Frederick Ferris Thompson, a prominent banker in New York City, and his wife Mary Clark Thompson, whose father, Myron Holley Clark, was Governor of New York State in 1855. The Clark family was from Canandaigua, NY. Mr. & Mrs. Thompson’s main home was in NYC in a large townhouse on Madison Avenue. The Thompsons purchased the Sonnenberg property in 1863, keeping the name, Sonnenberg (which means "sunny hill" in German). In 1887, they replaced the original farmhouse with a forty-room Queen Anne style mansion. The property also had a 100-acre farm to the east. Sonnenberg’s gardens were designed and built between 1902–1919, and originally consisted of nine gardens in a variety of styles.
NRHP Reference#:73001240
By Onasill ~ Bill Badzo on 2013-10-02 22:35:07
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MP Landscape & Garden Design – Howcroft Gardens, Wakefield – Construction Timelapse

Timelapse of the rebuilding of our back garden!