25 Different Styles of Gardens Defined

For families that live in the suburbs, there is only one style of garden –- the one that they are growing.

Actually, there are 25 styles of gardens. They are:

· Arboretum. A form of botanical garden, an arboretum is a collection of trees. Many of the trees within a collection in these gardens are related and include fruticetum (or shrub), viticetun (vines), or botanical (woody plants).
· Botanic garden. A garden consisting of a large variety of categorized plants, botanic gardens are grown for scientific purposes.

Cottage Garden. (Courtesy: Sunchild57 Photography at flickr.com)

Cottage Garden.
(Courtesy: Sunchild57 Photography at flickr.com)

· Butterfly garden. A type of wildlife gardening, butterfly gardening consists of flora that attract butterflies or moths.
· Communal garden. Especially popular in the United Kingdom, this is a garden that is shared by a number of residents.
· Community garden. A garden that is tended to by a group of people, these gardens are meant to provide a community with fresh produce and offer an opportunity for satisfying labor. It has been used to encourage a sense of community within a group of several families.
· Color garden. This style of garden offers the gardener the opportunity to display a wide variety of or single color.
· Container garden. Ideal for areas where the soil is not suited for plants or particular crop, this style of gardening displays plants in containers or pots. It is ideal for creating small ornate or showy areas outside or inside a home or apartment.
· Cottage garden. Originating in Great Britain, this is a style that features an overabundance of plants in a random form. Originally introduced at the end of the 19th Century, these gardens were created by the residents of cottages in villages to provide a source of food and herbs with

Desert Garden. (Courtesy: Orchid Dude at flickr.com)

Desert Garden.
(Courtesy: Orchid Dude at flickr.com)

flowers mixed in for decoration.
· Desert garden. Featuring a variety of drought-tolerant plants, this style of garden is ideal for regions that are dry and arid.
· Flower garden. Ideal for establishing decorative areas, this style of garden focuses on the flowers produced by the plants and combines plants of different height, colors, textures, and fragrances.
· Hanging garden. Ideal for indoor settings like an apartment, this style of garden allows for the cultivation of plants, herbs, vegetables and other species of flowers in hanging baskets.
· Heirloom garden. Created totally by seeds that have not been genetically modified, the plants of this style of garden generate new seeds that can be planted year after year.
· Hydroponic garden. This style is a way to grow plants using mineral nutrient solutions rather than soil.
· Indoor garden. Ideal for gardeners who live in an apartment with no lawn or balcony, this type of garden brings the plants indoors as long as the proper lighting, soil, and watering system is included.
· Kitchen garden. Also called a potager, these gardens use space separate from the rest of a residential garden and is the source for herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers that occupy a structured space based on the repetition of geometric patterns.
· Organic garden. This is a form of gardening that rejects the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and plant growth regulators. Gardeners of these gardens depend on natural products including manure, compost, biological pest controls, and mechanical cultivation to nurture the soil and get rid of pests.
· Paradise garden. This is a walled-in or enclosed garden.
· Rock garden. Also known as a rockery or alpine garden, it features rocks or stones as well as plants native to rocky or alpine surroundings.
· Shade garden. This is a garden that grows in areas of very little or no direct sunlight. Locations can be under trees or on shady sides of

Square Foot Garden. (Courtesy: Cindy Danny at flickr.com)

Square Foot Garden.
(Courtesy: Cindy Danny at flickr.com)

· Sculpture garden. These gardens feature sculptures.
· Square foot garden. This method of gardening requires an open-bottomed box that contains a specific amount of soil that is divided into grids with each grid hosting a different plant. The concept permits a gardener to easily reach all plants without stepping on and compacting the soil.
· Tropical garden. Ideal for regions where it rains a lot or a property with a sufficient irrigation or sprinkler system, these gardens features tropical plants. This garden is very difficult to construct and maintain because the climate of the region in which it is grown is not natural for the plants being grown.
· Vegetable garden. This is a garden that features vegetables and other plants that can be consumed by humans.
· Water garden. This garden features plants grown in a pool or pond.
· Wildlife garden. This is a garden that uses plants that attract wildlife including birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and more. The garden includes elements that attract specific species of wildlife including a pond to lure frogs, newts, toads, and dragonflies; nesting boxes to attract birds; log piles that offer shelter for lizards, etc.

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