The Mediterranean Garden brings together strong European design elements and hardy plants that thrive under a hot Mediterranean sun. This beautiful style of garden is low maintenance, functional, simple and striking. Think stone pathways, garden patios and brightly coloured plants to contrast against faded greens. Incorporating rustic urns or pots can also add to the European feel. Whether you are looking for a practical, low maintenance garden, wanting to experiment with edibles or strong design features, or to create a Tuscan paradise in which to sit and entertain guests, the Mediterranean Garden will suit you. Fill out the garden with pops of warm colours such as red, orange, purple and terracotta. Geraniums can add some colour, while lavender can be useful to provide a distinct purple hue, and also fill the garden with a beautiful fragrance. It will thrive in this type of garden and requires minimal maintenance.
You will often find herbs and edible plants in the Mediterranean Garden, such as fragrant rosemary, sage and thyme. While adding delicate colour to your garden, these will also provide practical use in the kitchen. Tomato vines, citrus trees and olive trees can also bring about a Mediterranean feel, adding colour, variety and further use in cooking. At Diaco’s, we supply organic compost and garden supply products which will work to enrich vegetable patches and edible plants in the Mediterranean Garden. Your entire Mediterranean Garden, a specific feature area, or a garden walkway can be lined with tall Cyprus trees or pencil pines, which will add depth, colour and definition. This can also be achieved with climbing plants like wisteria and bougainvillea grown over balustrades and arbours.
In your Tuscan paradise Mediterranean Garden, you may choose to incorporate a sitting area in which to entertain, relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings. A paved courtyard with seating, or a tiled walkway or stepping stone arrangement are common in this style of garden, as is a shaded pergola area. It is best to talk with your local garden nursery experts at Diaco’s about what sort of plants will work best for your property, depending on the area’s climate and soil quality. We can also provide useful tips on how to create a Mediterranean garden of any size. In a small suburban space, Dwarf Cyprus can be used, and a bird bath can help to attract some wildlife. In large gardens, you have the space to incorporate granitic gravel garden walkways, sitting areas and courtyards, as well as garden beds filled with river stones or hardy plants that require little maintenance.