Woodland Inspired Planting

If you are lucky enough to have a woodland area on your property then nature has been generous and presented you with a lovely area for a more relaxed and informal planting style than you may have used in the areas more immediately surrounding the house. The area could be a haven of tranquillity. Consider the natural area, where it sits in the landscape and what you want from it. Do you want native woodland that offers a habitat for wild life and native forest plants or do you want a more cultivated forest style garden that offers a home to more interesting shade loving plant species. The former is less work; the latter requires more care and maintenance as it is a garden in the woods rather than a woodland garden.

It is always better to select species that will thrive in the natural conditions you have as these will not just survive but positively thrive. Anything called sylvatica; meaning forest loving, grows in the woods, is going to be a good choice.

A woodland area with native species

Woodland Inspired Planting
Woodland Inspired Planting
Woodland Inspired Planting

Or a garden in the woods …

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Woodland Inspired Planting
Woodland Inspired Planting
Woodland Inspired Planting

Above – Fagus sylvatica, Corylus avelana and Quercus robur …

Woodland Inspired Planting
Woodland Inspired Planting
Woodland Inspired Planting

Above – woodland ground cover – Gallium odoratum, Allium ursinum and Lamium orvala …

Woodland Inspired Planting
Woodland Inspired Planting
Woodland Inspired Planting

Tina James has been designing gardens with Nicholsons for ten years. Her work includes large and small gardens in town and country locations across the counties including some high profile clients. The designs are carefully thought through to meet the client brief and create beautiful gardens with some of the most beautiful planting schemes you will see anywhere today. With a passion for creating beautiful planting schemes plants usually feature heavily in her designs but always meet the clients expectations for maintenance, even low maintenance planting can be beautiful!

Woodland Inspired Planting