Types of Gardens
Botanical gardens display mature plants that are unique to the geographical area the garden is in, and they also display plants that are rare and are unique to areas in other parts of the world. When deciding to purchase plants or plant seeds, measure the plants mature size with the spacing available in the garden’s layout plan. Botanical gardens usually feature several different types of gardens. Other garden types include, aquatic gardens with and without fish, tea gardens, cacti gardens, ivy gardens, orchid gardens, and begonias gardens.
Landscape gardens can take the appearance of the natural features from different geographical areas in the world. For example, in warm climates the landscaping can include topical features with tropical flowers and vegetation. The landscaping and construction appearance can use native materials, flowers, and plants to customize a structured garden layout plan.
Zen gardens add garden stones and pebbles along with native plants and vegetation to provide a meditating atmospheric outdoor space. Plant materials include moss, native trees, spruces, manicured lawns, colorful flowers, and tall shade trees. Trees allow for partial sunlight and some trees have full shade levels during the day. Some Zen gardens have fences to highlight certain plants and flowers, and some Zen gardens have full sunlight with trees only on one side of the garden. Native trees and plants are used to help design the character of the landscaping plans.
Xeriscape gardens use water conservation techniques. The techniques depend on the climate conditions of the area and how much expected water is needed for the types of plants in the garden. Water conservation includes using drought-tolerant plants and drought-tolerant lawn types, and includes methods that don’t lose water through run-off patterns and heavy rainfall.
Scenic gardens have many features to enhance the landscaping in many types of gardens. Features include dry creek beds, trellises, fragrant flowers or un-fragrant flowers, ponds, waterfalls, running creeks or fountains. Measure each plants height and width against native plants and native structures to add a scenic garden appearance. Garden plants can be vegetable crops, edible flowers, and un-edible flowers and shrubs planted in separate locations.
Vegetable gardens are planted on the sunniest side of a structure. Plant edible flowers and vegetables based on the amount of spacing and the amount of sunlight available to each plant. Vegetable gardens can be on the front, back or side of a structure. Can plant edible flowers, or shrubs with edible fruit, along with a vegetable garden.
With many styles and types of gardens, gardens are uniquely assembled and displayed.