12 Living Garden Decorations & Structures to DIY
Grow your own garden decorations that are living, functional and beautiful. Unique garden decor ideas on how to create magical living structures and accents such as grass sofa, tree chair, grape tunnel, bean teepee, willow dome, living fence, and more!
There are many kinds of garden decorations and accents. These you will see today are extra magical!
Yes, with a little imagination in landscape design, you can create living garden structures and outdoor decorations which are functional artistic creations made of real plants, so they breath and grow!
Intrigued? Let’s take a look at some of beautiful examples of living garden decorations that are totally irresistible, with great tutorials to get you started! ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
Living Willow Domes
Tree teepees and domes with vines are beautiful garden accents that also provide shade.
Imagine a little house made of living willow trees, that whispers in the wind, what more could one ask for? ( Via Creative Willow )
Another wonderful willow dome shade pergola from Kleas that adds so much magic to a garden! If you want to learn more about growing and creating living willow structures, check out this great book : Living Willow Sculpture
Bean Teepees as Garden Decorations
Atree dome may take a while. A bean teepee is much faster to DIY, and it will become a lush shade structure in just a couple of months! ( Via Joyful Toddlers )
Related post: How to Build a Beautiful Wood Pergola / Arbor
Espalier Fruit Trees as Garden Decorations
Train a fruit tree against a wall and it will become such a beautiful focal point in your garden, not to mention all the flowers and fruits you will enjoy! (Via Amanda Brooks )
Magical Flower & Gourd Tunnels
Imagine walking under a garden canopy of fragrant lemon arbor, colorful gourd tunnel, flowering tree allee… life is just beautiful! (Via May Beautiful Things | The English Garden )
Grow a Lemon Pergola
Many fruit trees and vines such as kiwi, grapes, passion fruits, can grow on a pergola. This lemon pergola in Lotusland Santa Barbara is a beautiful example. Via Rita Barton
Grass Sofa Garden Decorations
How about some garden furniture you can grow? Take the lawn to a new level with a fluffy DIY grass sofa! (Via Cornell )
Living garden furniture
This living tree chair is truly a work of art! (Via Pooktre )
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Easy DIY Garden Arches with Hardware Fence
Use hardware fence panels to make an easy arched DIY trellis and grow a lush living arch with plants like beans, cucumbers, or flowering vines! ( Via Daily Improvisations )
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Beautiful Rose Arches and Tunnels
A great plant for hot desert climate, the Ocotillo will grow from a cane and put out splendid red flowers that are loved by hummingbirds. ( Via Potomac Rose | David Austin Rose )
Rose pergola and arched gateway in an enchanting garden. ( Source: 10)
Living Willow Fence & Garden Structure
The woven living willow fence (also called fedge in UK) is beautiful and functional! ( Via amateur gardening | flicker )
If you love living structures, you would love checking out these living homes called Earthships !
Or these DIY wood fired pizza / bread earth ovens!
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Happy creating! See you soon!! xo
DIY living functional garden decorations & outdoor structures: magical grass sofa, fun bean teepee, beautiful grape & rose arches, willow dome & fence, etc!