Stone Paving Ideas

3 potential themes to consider for your garden redesign

With a New Year well underway and with spring fast approaching, you might be thinking about the ways in which you can change up your garden design before the sun has got his hat on again. Of course, there are a variety of gardening trends that you can turn to for inspiration, but here at Bridge Street Stone we feel that a more comprehensive way of changing up your garden design is by adopting a theme for your space. So, if you’re looking to give your garden a complete redesign this year, here are a few of our favourite themes to help inspire you!

Go wild with a wild-life friendly garden

If you love the great outdoors, then there’s really no other theme that can capture your passion for it than a wildlife-centred theme. This kind of theme attracts a lot of life - birds, insects and small mammals, and it’s definitely an aesthetically diverse option that can bring a lot of brightness to your garden space. Consider adding features like a variety of plants and flowers, log piles, hedgehog boxes and bee hotels to really bring that wild feeling to your space. What’s more, this is a theme you can adopt regardless of the size of your garden space, so whether you’ve got vast areas of open space or you’re situated within a smaller, urban area, a wildlife theme works everywhere!

A taste of the Mediterranean

Mediterranean themed gardens perfectly balance both a formal structure and a variety of informal, relaxing features. If that sounds like an appealing idea, you can draw your inspiration from the delightfully warm climates of Southern France, Spain and Italy - plants like Cypress trees, olive trees, rosemary, and Phlomis can really help bring that feel of the Mediterranean to your garden space. What’s more, materials like gravel will help add to your Mediterranean look. Keep in mind though with this style, many of the plants you use to create this theme won’t agree with the British climate once the winter rolls around, so they’ll need to be protected during the colder months.

Contemporary garden design

If you’re someone who only enjoys a modern look, then a contemporary garden theme could be the way ahead for you. If you’re a fan of clean lines and crisp design, then it’s worth taking some inspiration from geometric shapes and layouts, and utilising a minimalist design to create a neat and spacious garden setting. If you’re looking for the perfect design to help you escape from a chaotic everyday routine, then a contemporary theme can provide you with the perfect space to unwind. Natural and timeless materials such as stone, slate and wood make for a fantastic modern setting when used in combination with specimen trees and simple blocks of plants. For an extra relaxing feel, why not consider a water feature?

And of course, if you’re thinking about adding some Indian paving stone to your design, you’re in exactly the right place. We supply both riven sandstone and sawn sandstone in a wide variety of colours, including Kota BlackKandla Grey, Autumn Brown and Golden Leaf. Our Indian sandstone is imported straight from ethically operated quarries in India, so if you’re looking to give your patio the perfect upgrade, feel free to give us a call today on 01282 860571 - we’re happy to help!