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June 21, 2017

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Since we moved house in February, we have found ourselves without any outdoor space to call our own. In this crazy heat that we are currently experiencing in the UK – with temperatures hitting 31 degrees – I have found myself longing for a garden of my own…even fantasising about my dream garden.

A Big Grass Lawn

First thing’s first: it would definitely include a decent sized paddling pool. Which would mean my dream garden would have a lovely, big grassy lawn (that some one else would obviously mow for me, lawn care is not my forte) and the pool would rest on that during the summer. I can’t forget my beautiful house bunnies, Huxley and Luna, either. They’d also love to still have enough room to have a huge run in the garden so they could ‘help out’ with the grass maintenance, even when the paddling pool is out. There also needs to be some extra room for Luke and Baby Number 2 to play games, kick a ball around or have friends over to play. Basically, I’d want my garden to be a hub for family and friends, making it the place to hang out and have our social gatherings.


Beautiful Flower Beds

Bordering the lawn, I’d have to have flower beds. I know they sometimes look a bit scraggly during the winter months, but when spring and summer hit, I love the pop of colour that flowers offer. There’s nothing like nipping outside on a summer’s morning, sipping a cup of tea, and being able to smell all those beautiful flowers. Plus I think it’s pretty rewarding planting and tending to your flowers – not to mention that they’re excellent for bees and other wildlife!

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Decking and Garden Furniture

Now I’d need somewhere to sit down and drink that morning cup of tea – or sip on a cheeky G&T later on in the day. So my dream garden would have a nice bit of decking too, with some great garden furniture. My man is a bit of a BBQ fiend, so our garden would have to have a great outside dining set by Rattan (you can’t go wrong, can you?) to accommodate all our family and friends when we throw a summer shindig.

A Nature Pond

Lastly, but not least, I’d love a wildlife or nature pond tucked away in a corner somewhere. I think it would be really exciting for me and Luke to wonder down to the bottom of the garden and see what little creatures we can find. At the moment, Luke loves his Grandpa’s and Great Grandpa’s ponds as both of them have lots of newts, tadpoles and dragonflies zooming around them!

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I was curious as to what other people would like in their dream gardens, so I asked some fellow bloggers to describe their perfect gardens to me.

Mine would have a water feature as I find the sound so soothing. Lots of flowers and greenery but minimum upkeep! Someone to tend it for me and a large seating area with a fire pit in the middle where we would have nights sitting outside in blankets drinking wine – bliss! Deborah, Country Heart and Home

Low maintenance! But nice colours. Jen, Just Average Jen

A lot of nice flowers with a massive swimming-pool! Why not! We can dream πŸ™‚ CΓ©cile, The Frenchie Mummy

Full of decking and no grass! Jon, The Money Shed

We only have a yard so for me it would be lots of open grass space with a nice shaded patio area (shaded by a beautiful tree) and plants bordering it all as well as a water feature or fish pond πŸ™‚ Katie, Mummy’s Diary

A big play area for the kids at the back of the garden and a separate area for the grown ups with lovely comfy rattan furniture. Abi, Something About Baby

My dream garden would have a lovely big patch of lawn for playing in, with huge trees to provide shade and a lovely decking area with a little table and chairs where I could sit and have a cup of tea in the morning! If it overlooked the coast too then it’d be absolute perfection. Holly, Little Pickle’s Mom

It seems like a lot of people’s dream gardens are similar to mine – big lawns, nice garden furniture and a BBQ area. I hope one day we find ourselves in our dream house, with our dream garden full of beautiful flowers and a healthy green lawn, but until then, Luke and I will have to make do with the grandparent’s garden!

What about you – what would be in your dream garden? How would it look? Let me know in the comments!

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  • Lisa (mumdadplus4)

    June 22, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    My dream garden includes lots of things you have said, we use ours so much it will be one of the big factors when we buy our own house in a year or so time

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 22, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      I can’t wait to be in the position to be buying my own house! The garden will play a huge factor in house hunting though.

  • Astrid

    June 23, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I love your idea of your dream garden. Too bad you don’t have a garden now. We do have a garden, but I use it way too little.

  • Rhian Westbury

    June 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    My dream garden would have lots of decking so there’s room to enjoy a massive BBQ meal and just lay and relax, with just a little bit of grass so I could have cats and they could roam around. As I live in a flat with no garden that’s currently a distant dream x

  • Kate

    June 23, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    My dream garden would come with a gardener to sort it all out for me and make it look nice!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 23, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Yes definitely!

  • Kara

    June 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    I looked after my friends rabbits when they went on holiday thinking they would be free garden maintenance……..nope, they dug it up instead LOL. I would love fake grass on mine as live in a terrace and find carting a lawn mower through the house a right pain
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 24, 2017 at 11:09 am

      Hahaha, oh dear! Maybe he’d have his own digging space then – I suppose you can’t blame them, it is instinct!

  • Rachel George, Ordinary Hopes

    June 23, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Not so much my dream garden but my much needed garden involved Tarmac and a level trampoline that I can just push my son on in his wheelchair. Might not be dreamy, but I was so glad to have it!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 24, 2017 at 11:05 am

      It’s the dream garden for you and your family – works for me! I love ground level trampolines, I think they’re really cool.

  • Nayna Kanabar

    June 23, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    My dream garden would be to have all the above mentioned but one that self maintains as well. πŸ™‚

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 24, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Ditto! Or someone else who magically maintains it for me.

  • Helen

    June 24, 2017 at 9:21 am

    My dream garden would be low maintenance, with some bursts of colour and pretty flowers. We currently have a high maintenance gardens with huge lawns, plants and a pond but it’s a nightmare to keep up to!
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 24, 2017 at 11:03 am

      My dream garden would definitely involve someone else maintaining it!

  • Lucy

    June 27, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    My garden is my happy place but a hot tub wouldn’t go a miss!! #humpdaylinky

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 30, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Oh yes, definitely πŸ˜‰

  • Yaya

    June 28, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Loving your dream garden ideas. I am at a point where all I want is the easy maintenance of a flat balcony, but would love to one day have a green and luscious lawn!

  • Bob Flickerton

    July 5, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    My dream garden must have a nice pond surrounded by plenty of succulents! Currently working on it, and can’t wait to get it done! Thanks for the good vibes, Bob
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  • dining room furniture Brooklyn

    July 29, 2017 at 5:03 am

    For me, perfect landscaping with nice furnitures will do the job.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 2, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Sounds great!

  • couches Queens

    August 13, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I love reading it but there’s no pictures of what your furniture would be.

  • bedding New Jersey

    September 14, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Very nice article. I love to style my garden. This is uplifting.

  • Michael Jones

    February 10, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Awesome article for everyone. My dream is garden. Lovely article sharing.

  • Amy

    April 5, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    I am totally with you on having someone else take care of my lawn for me. Grass takes a lot of maintenance and is not fun to think of when creating a dream garden.

  • Jimmy R.

    January 13, 2019 at 10:04 am

    My dream garden would have a large patch of bamboo to make a barrier with the neighbor’s yard and remind me of my years living in Japan.
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