Types of Gardens
Specific types of gardens can be born out of necessity, or a design theme can offer inspiration and guidance.
Sometimes a landscape is defined by a need or requirement, such as a vegetable garden or an accessible garden. Or a homeowner may simply want a certain "look."
Many themes are culturally historic and very well defined, such as traditional Italian or Japanese gardens. They have been used for centuries in a particular culture and are easily identified.
Other themes are newer, less defined, and although they have identifiable characteristics, they tend to have several variations. For example, a minimalist garden can be different forms or types, including formal, informal, urban, tropical, or desert.
- Accessible Gardens
- Bog Gardens
- Butterfly Gardens
- Cut Flower Gardens
- Foodscaping: Creating Edible Landscapes
- Fragrance Gardens
- Hummingbird Gardens
- Hydroponic Vegetable Gardening
- Mediterranean Gardens
- Moonlight Gardens
- Rain Gardens
- Raised Beds: Building a Raised Bed
- Raised Beds: Benefits and Maintenance
- Sensory Gardens
- Square-foot Gardening
- Therapy Gardens
- Water Gardens
- Window Boxes