COMPONENTS OF A GARDEN ROOM
When designing your garden think about what you'd like to be standing on. Is it lawn, brick, gravel, stone, wood, or moss? What activities will take place on this surface? Eating, playing, resting, or are you just passing through? The garden floor is the first segway into defining the shape of your room.
When thinking of walls, the first thing that may come to mind is the generic floor to ceiling walls we find indoors, but how do we bring that outside? For starters, garden walls do not have to be tall. Their main purpose is to give your room a defined edge and make it feel like it's own space. This could be created by a fence, hedge, perennial border, trellis, brick wall or even the side of your house or garage. The list is as endless as our imagination.
In most cases your garden ceiling will simply be the sky. Though, if you'd like more enclosure to provide shade, shelter or added comfort think about how a third plane above can provide that special touch. Some typical garden ceilings include tree canopies, arbors, pergolas, tents, and umbrellas.