Landscape Design Tip: Wild and woodland gardens may consist of native plants or be a mix of ornamental and natural plantings such as grasses, mosses, ground covers, large and small shrubs, evergreen and deciduous trees. #landscapedesign
The Beth Chatto Gardens - Woodland Garden. The Beth Chatto Gardens began in 1960. From an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel soil and boggy hollows, it has been transformed into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside. The gardens are an inspiration to anyone who visits them - the art of planting at its best.
You create a woodland garden by planting layers of vegetation, in the same way it grows in the wild. Trees are the tallest specimens. Underneath grows the understory level of smaller trees and shrubs. This article provides understory planting tips.
Backyard woodland garden...a good use for the old downed trees. Plus, there are literally hundreds of plants native to your area, no matter where you live, and they can be the foundation of a wonderful woodland garden.