Christmas is almost upon us, but there’s still enough time to spread to festive cheer to your beloved garden. Whether you decide to construct a winter wonderland for all to see, or go for something more modest in the back garden, these four ideas will add a touch of magic to your outdoors.
Christmas figures are an excellent way to add personality and charm to your garden. White Stores sells a wide variety of recognisable characters including Santa, Rudolf, reindeers, polar bears and penguins.
If you purchase a couple, they can be set-up to create elaborate showpieces that tell a story; why not position Santa to look like he’s just about to deliver his Christmas treats? You can add extra accessories yourself by draping the figures in lights or scattering presents and ornaments around them to finish the display.
Southern Living has an excellent article that will give you some inspiration.
Christmas may be a joyful time, but it’s a shame the same can’t be said for the weather. Until the snow begins to fall, it’s a dark, gloomy season that’s in desperate need of some illumination.
The good thing about Christmas lights is you can be as minimalistic or over-the-top as you like. There’s no harm in a bit of friendly competition between neighbours that have the same idea.
You can display fairly lights around the fence, place LED candles along the path and hang icicle lights from the roof.
Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without a traditional tree beautifully decorated in your front room. But, why can’t your outdoors share in the same festive spirit? We’re not expecting you to grow a Christmas tree in the week before the25th, but you could buy a second artificial tree for the garden. You can pick up a last-minute outdoor Christmas tree from eBay for a fairly cheap priceif you’re after a bargain. Just make sure it’s tethered to the ground, so it doesn’t get knocked over during the harsh weather.
What’s a better way to welcome your friends and family on Christmas morning than with an elegant wreath hanging from the door? This traditional Christmas decoration can be bought in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes. The circular pinecone wreath with berry detail has always been popular, but more modern designs like silver magnolia and cream poinsettia look great too.