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Landscape ideas for a secret garden to hide and relax in peace

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The famous book “The Secret Garden” inspired a lot of garden design lately. The garden is an oasis of peace where the senses and the soul can relax. In the middle of a large garden you can create a special secret  place  – surrounded by tall plants and hidden from the house and the street  – that makes such nooks especially attractive for nature lovers.

The secret garden – a place for rest and relaxation

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Not every place is suitable for a comfortable secret garden. Landscaping architects recommend to choose one as far away from the house as possible and far from the garden path too. The good privacy is an important requirement, so you can relax – otherwise you will always feel observed. High perennials successfully shield the seating area from prying eyes. You can have a narrow garden path / for example gravel or wooden stepping stones / to ease your access to your personal little and private space.

Select flooring and outdoor furniture for your secret garden

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Which flooring you choose for your secret garden is closely related to the selection of outdoor furniture. Opt for moving garden furniture – table and chairs  – the flooring must be stable. Here you can choose between paving stones or a wooden terrace – for each covering a corresponding sub-construction is necessary. If you have a garden on a slope terrain, there is an additional landslide hazard. In this case, it is worth to seek advice from experts. A drainage ensures that rainwater drains easily. The second option is the so-called stand events seating – this includes, for example, a stone garden seat. If that would be your choice it is enough if you install a gravel floor.

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 The secret garden can be a perfect place to relax

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 Small garden with benches made of natural stone

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Classic style garden design  – high wall shields from strangers’ views

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 A cozy place in the garden

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 Small sitting areas in the garden

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 Rocking chair and wooden bench

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 The garden bench is shielded by high shrubs

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