Garden Design Patterns, Shapes And Symbology

by VitalBodies on April 20th, 2010

Garden Design And Layout:

What shapes, patterns or symbolism would you like in your garden? We are considering having 2 foot wide paths and no beds requiring no more than a 2 foot reach for easy access and tending. This means the widest bed on the edge or near a fence would be 2 feet wide and the widest bed between two paths would be four feet wide. Below are some fun designs based upon those two ideas. The designs below are within a small fenced area to keep the deer out. The girl in the drawing is standing arms out stretched just inside the garden gate. The brown is the paths and the green are the beds.

Garden Design patterns, shapes and symbols

Below is a different variation that makes use of 2 foot wide borders, 2 foot wide paths and 4 foot wide interior beds. In this version there are front and back gates. The size of the garden below was changed to allow 2 four foot wide interior beds. Although the beds and paths use square-ish corners for easy on-the-ground layout, the final version is likely to be more naturally rounded.

Garden design and symbolism

Water Lines:

Other factors to consider are where to bury the water lines and place hose bibs. The garden is going to get all dug up so we might as well place the waterlines where they will be the most functional, least in the way and likely to cause the least hose drag issues. Should hose bibs be high and one use self coiling hoses or low?

Garden water line layout

Dream Garden:

We have been pondering the idea of a dream garden also. Like how the garden or gardening affects ones dreams.

The Ultimate Garden For The Gardener:

What would make a garden the ultimate for the gardener? Like having a small sink to wash ones hands, or the veggies, or a small workbench to pot plants or un-pot them.How about a small deck that one can also sleep on during the summer months?

Sleeping Deck In The Garden

What makes a garden people friendly? What are your ideas?

- The designs were done using Inkscape. -

1 Comment
  1. Catherine Cripps permalink

    Thank you, that is so helpful, pleasant and clever.

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