When it comes to garden features and accessories, the choice is so wide and varied, it can be very difficult to get it right. However, when chosen with imagination and care they can really personalise and transform a space.
Useful points to consider before you buy are:
- Purpose – Is it for aesthetics or practicality, or both?
- Size – It should be appropriate for the space. Small garden features can become lost in a large space, or maybe you have room for one carefully chosen piece?
- Materials – Does it fit in with its surroundings and is it sympathetic to existing features?
- Colour – Clash or complement? Strong colours can work in a garden scheme, but sometimes less is more.
- Location – Features can encourage movement through a garden, being chanced upon as you turn a corner, or used to enhance or frame a view.