Unfortunately, we have been through so many lockdowns and travel restrictions in the last year that has prevented holiday goers from travelling abroad to hotter climates, if this is something that you have really missed, here is how to bring the Mediterranean to your garden (unfortunately we cannot bring their weather with us).
Have a vibrant, luxurious lawn
When us Brits go on our summer holidays to Mediterranean countries such as: Spain, Greece and Italy, we often notice that in every hotel resort there is always vibrant green grass in the hotel gardens. The reason why hotels are able to have perfect looking grass is because they have gardeners that work most days to ensure the gardens are always looking neat and pristine. However, most homeowners in the UK do not have a seven day a week gardener to ensure a garden is always looking amazing, but there is a way we can get around that issue. The solution to this issue is to convert your natural grass lawn to a cheap artificial grass lawn. Artificial grass always looks neat (with zero maintenance) vibrant and good enough to be laid in a five-star hotel.
Use mosaic tiles (Roman style)
Outdoor mosaic tiles are a stereotypical design feature of a Mediterranean garden. They can be used to create a patio area outside or they can even be used on a wall to create a Roman effect design. The beauty of using a mosaic design in your garden is that mosaic tiles can be made from broken tiles that you may already own, so your new mosaic garden piece may cost next to nothing.
Use Roman/Ancient Greek styled objects
Most garden centres in the UK sell Roman and Ancient Greek style plant pots which will make great features in a Mediterranean style garden. Ancient Greek and Roman outdoor statues will also definitely help to create a Southern European illusion in your garden. Ancient looking statues are actually very popular in British gardens, so even if one day you go off the idea of having a themed garden, the statues will still look nice in any style of garden.
Olive trees work well
In every Mediterranean garden there seems to be olive trees. This is because olive trees grow particularly well in Mediterranean climates and they just seem to grow everywhere! However, they can also grow well in a British climate, so adding olive trees to your garden will definitely mimic a holiday resort garden.
Don’t forget to use plants!
Cacti and succulents are often a feature of Mediterranean gardens. They are ideal because they do not require a lot of headroom and are easy to grow, which is true of succulents in particular. If you want to add something authentic to a Mediterranean style garden, you can purchase Acanthus from most garden centres in the UK, the reason why Acanthus will look so great in a Mediterranean style garden is because it is the national flower of Greece, so it’s great for adding something truly Mediterranean to your garden.