Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Gazebos and Water Gardens: A Match Made in Heaven

If I moved into a new house and were granted 2 wishes for the landscape, I would choose a water garden and a gazebo. Both remind me of a fairy tale garden ... or the type of garden you'll see in Heaven. My grandmother in Williams Bay, Wisconsin had an adorable "summer house" in her yard that I loved playing in for hours. She also had a crystal clear stream running through her backyard where we'd catch minnows, search for pretty rocks, and pretend we were in another world altogether. What's not to love about Gazebos and Water Gardens?

A garden bench tucked inside a pondside cottage gazebo makes for the perfect reading spot to refresh your mind and soul.

A cool, shady spot in the garden. The gazebo provides the best view of the pond, while the house is just steps away for convenient refills of iced tea or lemonade.

There's no need to go on vacation when you have a getaway like this so close to home! Fragrant flowers fill the air and provide pops of color around the waterscape.

Another view of this same gazebo shows the expanse of this stunning water garden. Can you hear it calling your name to jump on in for a swim?

If a tropical theme is more your thing, this tikki-type gazebo certainly fills the bill, surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping.

A million-dollar view of a grand waterfall, coupled with comfy garden seating makes for the perfect afternoon, don't you think?

Enjoy sitting in the lovely patio chairs to view the waterfall, fish, and butterflies ... or wind your way down the garden path to explore the gazebo and a babbling brook.

Beautiful landscaping of waterlilies, lotus, and terrestial plants create the perfect garden scene for both relaxing and entertaining in the gazebo.

What are your favorite garden elements?

Linking up this week to ...

Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage
Bloomin' Tuesday at MsGreen"Thumb" Jean
Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jean's Decor and More


WhyCuzICan said...

Just lovely! I always wanted a gazebo :D

Visiting from Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop Linky Party today,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Sherry said...

Beautiful! I really like the second picture. What an oasis.

Samuel Arthur said...

Gazebos are one of the classiest additions to a garden that you can find – a Garden Gazebo harks back to simpler, more traditional times and provides fantastic spots to relax, read, chat with friends or nap. Green Squares has a range of sturdy gazebos for sale on its website and, although they’re not cheap, you’re paying to ensure that they won’t blow away or get destroyed in bad weather so you can enjoy them for years to come.

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Leah Clay said...

I’ve already seen a lot of gazebos in flower gardens, so having one in water garden is certainly a treat. Just like what you’ve said, you wouldn’t need to go to trips just to enjoy a relaxing getaway which is just a few steps away from your home. I hope for you to have your dream of a gazebo and water garden. =)

Leah Clay

Nic Sweet said...

oh, these are amazingly beautiful outdoor garden gazebos. I wish I had such a garden to build such a beautiful gazebo where to read or knit.

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