Where to find garden inspiration during lockdown?
Create your own garden masterpiece by discovering these inspirational online tools and destinations.
Even though the vast majority of garden events are cancelled for 2020 and you won’t be able to take your annual trip to The Chelsea Flower Show, you can still gain inspiration from the world around you and a number of online tools.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Take a National Trust virtual tour
Image: Annie Spratt
If one of the ways you get your inspiration for your garden is to visit National Trust sites around the country, then don’t worry, you can still do this from the comfort of your own home. National Trust has set up virtual tours of a number of its breathtaking venues to let you take a leisurely stroll around without ever leaving the sofa.
Subscribe to a garden guru
Image: Youtube – Mr Plant Geek ?
Why not scout out some inspirational garden gurus that you can connect with via YouTube? One of our favourites right now is Michael Perry, or as he’s more fondly known, Mr. Plant Geek. On Michael’s channel he talks all things gardening, including how to work with small spaces and how to care for different plants, as well as some more quirky gardening tips, too.
Create your own vision board
If you have a bit more time on your hands now, it’s a good opportunity to create a vision board for the garden scheme you want to create. Start up a garden-themed Pinterest board, which will enable you to gather lots of inspiration from different sources and put them in once place. You can also be specific with your searches if you have a particular look that you want to recreate in mind.
Keep your eyes open
As social distancing measures currently stan, you’re allowed to go out for one piece of exercise a day. Make the most of this outdoor time and admire other peoples gardens around you. Usually, you might not take a second glance, but this is the perfect opportunity to look at things in a little more detail and explore new areas.
Explore Kew Gardens
Image: Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens is one of the most famous gardens in the UK and is an extremely popular site for people to visit from all over the country. Just because you can’t physically get there right now doesn’t mean you can’t admire its beauty and get inspired. Take a virtual tour of some of its most beautiful features.
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