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Theme Gardens
Fun Garden Ideas, Hummingbird Gardens, & More!

Theme gardens are fun. Finally, your outdoor space can reflect what you really want -- a sense of play, nature, mystery... Hummingbird gardens are just the beginning. Whether you're lost when it comes to a little corner of your garden or you want to re-design the entire lawn, consider these theme garden ideas.



Children's gardens are a charming way to involve the entire family. They can be as complicated as a multi-level play structure with fun plants or as simple as a well-designed sandbox. Your choice.

A wild garden could be fun if you've got a large, country lot. Overgrown flowers hiding a tiny path invites you to explore. Imagine the entrance flanked with huge sunflowers and grasses.

Small enough to fit in a window box, fairy garden design! A garden where small is optimal and all you need is a little imagination.


If your favorite part of your garden is the wildlife that comes to visit, consider a nature-themed garden. In love with roses or want a custom garden for your family gourmet -- customize your theme garden.


Hummingbird gardens can be fun to create. Add a hummingbird feeder to some colorful flowers. Place it near a deck or your dining room window so you can watch them.

Bird gardens are a great idea for the elderly or disabled because you can watch the birds from indoors. Bird watching is also a fun hobby for the entire family. With a little research you can create a garden that invites a large variety.

Herb gardens can occupy a small, raised bed near your kitchen or can be a great solution to a sunny spot. If you're pressed for space -- such as in a balcony garden -- create a container garden.

It doesn't take a full-time gardener to have a rose garden design, but it can feel like high-end luxury. Hand-selecting your roses will be icing on the cake.

Boulders and rocks have universal appeal. Kids climb on them happily and they are great improvised seating at a fire pit. A sunny area is a great place for a rock garden.

The potager garden is one of the oldest garden themes. Essentially a kitchen garden or vegetable garden, a potager can also incorporate herbs.

Garden design goes green with a rain garden. Recycling the rain from your land doesn't have to be ugly. On the same note, xeriscape landscape design is a water-wise way to enjoy your garden.

Dramatic color gardens are a magnet for me. All red, violet, blue... pick a color and go for it. The trick here will be to choose many different textures, flower shapes, and shades of the same color. I admit, this is one theme garden that I have dreamed of creating for myself.


Secret gardens are the ultimate mystery. They can come in most any garden style and are only limited by your imagination.

In the twilight, moon gardens shine. Often, I don't get time until the end of a long day. When the rest of the garden is retreating into the shadows, the pale blooms glow. Perfect!

Theme gardens are built around whatever you like. Take a bit of time and consider if you might have fun creating a theme garden. Large or small, they're entertaining and can involve the whole family.

Take time to smell the flowers!


Take time for design!

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