Creating a Comfy and Relaxing Garden

22 April 2021




The more time you spend outdoors in nature, the healthier you are likely to be. Nature has been shown to lower stress levels, lower blood pressure, and boost the immune system, so it is really important that you make the most of any outdoor space you have available to you.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a few ideas that should help you to turn your garden into a comfortable and relaxing space where you can sit and reap the benefits of nature in your own space.

Choose a relaxing garden style

First things, first, you’re going to want to choose a relaxing garden style. There are so many relaxing garden designs out there, that this could be difficult, but if you’re the kind of person who likes minimal fuss, may I suggest a Zen garden, that is so minimal as to immediately calm the mind. If, on the other hand, you like to have a little more going on, a typical English country garden style that’s packed with pretty flowers and hedgerows could be just the thing for you, even if you are a long way away from England.


Choose the right flowers

Some flowers have proven relaxation benefits, so by adding them to your garden, you can really reap their benefits. Soothing flowers include lavender, chamomile, rosemary, jasmine and peppermint. As well as looking good, they will smell amazing and fill your garden with vibrant colour. Plant them liberally around your yard so that you’re never too fr away from their amazing aromatherapy benefits.




Build a nook

If you are able to do so, carving out a nook in your garden where you can sit and relax with a good book or a fine bottle of wine, is a great way to ensure your space is relaxing. The easiest way to do this is to find a quiet corner of the yard and place a comfy chair or bench there. 

Then, you can screen it with bamboo or maybe mature trees or shrubs that will hide you from view. You could also think about installing outdoor blinds that will help to keep the sun off your face at the hottest point of the day. Basically, create a nook that meets your needs and helps you to maintain a high level of serenity.


Include a water feature

The sound of running water is one of the most soothing sounds in nature, so if you aren’t lucky enough to already have your own babbling brook at the bottom of the garden, create your own with a pretty water feature you can sit by when you want to meditate, read or just have a few quiet moments.

Get a birdbath and bird feeders

Why? Because it will encourage a few feathered friends to visit and you will benefit from the soothing sounds of their songs, as well as the colour and cheer they bring to your space.



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