What makes Claude Monet’s Giverny garden so lush and romantic? It has the perfect blend of formal garden design and a casual cottage-style feel. Now you can transform your own yard into a romantic garden inspired by 19th century French impressionists with these 6 steps to a French country garden.
- Before you begin planting, consider incorporating at least one charming structure such as a gazebo, pergola, arbor, trellis, fountain, window box or birdbath.
- Create a winding path with gravel or stepping stones.
- Plant creeping grapevines, ivy, wisteria and climbing roses to cover pergolas, trellises, walls and fences.
- Create flower beds that blend together and feature decorative and fragrant plants such as roses, petunias, lavenders, rosemary, time and even vegetable plants, too.
- Fill every space with green by adding hedges, shrubs and trees, then work in more color with container planters of geraniums (a popular plant in French gardens) and other vibrant flower pots; think lush but still manicured.
- Finally, create a quiet cove where you can enjoy your French country garden with wrought iron table and chairs, a stone bench or other antique outdoor furniture.
Let French Quarters antique store and gift shop in Fayetteville, Arkansas help you achieve a gorgeous French country garden with our 18th and 19th century French antiques, decor and accessories. To learn more about our current antique finds, contact the store at 866.414.6864.