How to create the perfect tea garden

Your own peaceful haven…

Tea gardens are an excellent way to enjoy nature’s beauty and provide you with an escape from your busy life. If you want to create the perfect tea garden in your home, here are some tips that will help.

1.Choose suitable plants

Choose low-maintenance plants that do not require much care. For example, perennial plants. Perennial tea gardens grow back every year, so you don’t have to replant them as often. If you want convenience and less work each season, choose perennial varieties such as mint or lemon balm.

Consider plants that attract bees and butterflies. Whether your garden is for yourself, friends or children, it’s always lovely when the wildlife come by, too. Most home gardens are located close enough to the natural habitat of bees and butterflies, so they will be attracted if there are suitable flowers in bloom. Try planting lavender, sage, marigolds, sunflowers or many herbs such as oregano, thyme or basil.

2. Buy a seating set 

You will need somewhere to sit and enjoy your tea garden. A simple wooden bench or a hanging swing from a tree branch can be the perfect spot. Make sure you choose something that complements the look of your garden as it is essential they don’t clash.

3. Dig a pathway 

It’s a good idea to have a pathway through your garden, so it is easier to navigate. Pathways provide an essential connection between flowers and seating areas as well as being aesthetically pleasing. You can make pathways using gravel, bark or recycled concrete. Make use of architects to help you design and implement the perfect path in your tea garden. 

4. Install a water feature 

Water features are a great way to highlight the natural beauty of your tea garden. They bring peace and tranquillity, plus they provide another spot for sitting. Make sure you choose something simple like a babbling creek or even just an ornamental water fountain. Some tea gardens have waterfalls, but this is best left to the experts if you are not experienced in a waterfall design.

5. Maintain your garden

It is important to keep your garden tidy, so it doesn’t look overgrown. If you are using a hanging basket, check the plant regularly and ensure enough water. Tea gardens can also be enjoyed in the winter months with snowdrops or other white flowers planted alongside evergreens like boxwoods or yews.

Make sure you check your plants for chewing bugs and different types of pests. Use organic pest control to make sure that all the insects in your garden are not wiped out.

6. Choose the perfect location 

Your tea garden should be placed in a secluded spot away from too much foot traffic. It is also lovely to have the garden close enough to your home that you can hear when someone arrives. Ensure it gets plenty of sunlight and has good drainage for plants, especially if there are water features involved. Tea gardens look their best in spring or autumn because they highlight all the beautiful colours during these times of the year.

In conclusion, creating the perfect tea garden in your home can be a great way to enjoy nature and relax with friends or family.

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