Mark and Ben Cullen host the Canada Blooms Inspiration Series
There’s something about having a roof over our heads – even when we’re outside. Enclosure makes us feel safe, but we also love the feeling of entering a secret or magical place. The pros know that every garden needs an Outdoor Room. Landscape designers find ways to break up expanses of lawn and give purpose to different spaces in the garden. Perimeters can be crafted with plant material or with structures like arches, arbors, pergolas and gazebos. In smaller spaces, hanging vines, strings of lights, tents or sails can be fashioned to create that same sense of intimacy. Whether it's shelter from the hot, summer sun., or a secluded place to escape to with your iPad or book... try creating an outdoor room this year!