South Facing Garden Design

When creating a south facing garden design positioning in relation to the sun is key. For sun drenched gardens it may be better to have several areas for seating. One main area for entertaining in a sunny location, and an additional area situated in a shaded part of the garden providing a cool reprieve on hot summer days. For gardens where space is limited a south facing garden design can introduce shade through the use of canopies or pergolas.

The selection of plants is very important, Mediterranean style planting maybe more appropriate for areas which are constantly in sun, plants with grey-green or silver leaves will reflect the sun’s rays, helping to conserve moisture within the plant tissues. Additionally you may to consider incorporating an irrigation system into the design.