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Question DetailsAsked on 8/3/2011

Where can i get inspiration for creating my own garden?

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When I was looking for inspiration for planting this spring, I walked around my neighborhood to see what plants were thriving for others. I also checked out a bunch of Home & Garden magazines and talked to the experts at the local garden center.

Answered 9 years ago by Cas


Also check websites like Pinterest and magazine websites and books from magazines like Birds and Blooms and Sunset and Gardening and Home and Garden, etc etc. Also hit the public library for books on landscaping and gardening. Another way to see lots of ideas with links (usually) to the website they came from, is google these search phrases - garden images - and - landscaping idea images - and click on the 'images" link that come up, and you will see thousands of pictures from articles that you can look at, and in most cases link back to the originating site.

Also check your local Garden Club and Horticultural Society chapter websites - they commonly have summer tours of some of the best gardens. Your local/state Cooperative extension Service also has pamphlets and flyers and web info on things that are commonly grown in your area, as well as data on what growing zone you are in.

IF your municipality has a public greenhouse, they usually have people on staff who can help you with what does well in your area, plus you can see what they have planted for this year's public gardens this year.

And of course, online or mail seed and bulb catalogs.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


Hi, this is Meranda with Angie's List.

You may find some helpful tips in this article from our Newsroom: 10 tips to create a beautiful garden. As well as some inspiration from this gallery of garden pictures other members have submitted: landscapes and flowers.

If you need help with planning, you may also want to log in at and search for landscape architects. Sometimes, they'll draw up plans for your space for a small fee and you do the planting and manual labor yourself if that's what you're after. Our member services team could connect you with a landscaper in your area as well: or 1-888-944-5478 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.


Answered 6 years ago by Meranda

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