• Dakota Brouillard

The Key Elements for Your Secret Garden

Whether you live in a bustling city or in a remote farm town, it can be difficult to find somewhere that lets you decompress after a long, taxing day. Nothing inspires relaxation like a private garden meant to host nothing more than your own personal thoughts and therapy.

But what does it take to create the perfect little getaway at home? Let’s go over some of the best elements to incorporate into your secret garden that will whisk you away to your own private wonderland.


One of the most important factors when it comes to creating your own secret garden is making sure you’re separated from any outside disturbances. Creating a sense of privacy is crucial to developing an atmosphere that feels secluded and personal.

Using hedges, and large plants close together can help you get that feeling of a private oasis without taking away from its natural beauty. Tailor your level of privacy to whatever makes you most comfortable!


Having a hidden entrance can make any secret garden that much more private. Nothing says “secret getaway” quite like an entrance hidden behind a bush or some overgrowth. What’s more important, is leaving what lies behind its door to mystery.

Creating an entrance that hides what’s within can add a sense of mystery and charm. The goal is to hide your secret garden as well as you’d like to hide yourself while putting its character on full display.

MEANINGFUL DÉCOR From furniture and decorations to fixtures and amenities, outfit your secret garden to best accentuate what you’re passionate about. Make it somewhere you want to escape, and long for on your worst days.

Choose colors that make you calm, and include furniture that’s comfortable. If you don’t consider comfort, you’ll end up with a beautiful secret garden that you don’t ever want to experience. You want it to be a little gift to yourself anytime you venture out to it.

SEASONAL PLANTS Choosing seasonal plants to design your secret garden can make it feel like a completely different place depending on the time of year. For instance, if you choose plants prone to color change, you can have a bright, lush, green garden during the summer, and the perfect orange and red themed getaway in the fall.

You can add splashes of color by placing different blooming flowers throughout. They can offer a little surprise during their bloom period, and create a new experience unexpectedly. It’s all about tailoring your plant life to what brings you inner relaxation.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Start a list of plants you want to incorporate, where you want your secret garden to be, and what it’s going to look like. Remember, it’s all about you so take your time and personalize it. Creating your own secret garden is all about using nature to create an environment with charming ambience right at your own home. Escape your every-day life to a place of pure tranquility and relaxation right at your own home!