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How do you feel about light hearted things in the garden. Do you think that a sense of fun is good, or should gardens be taken seriously, is it possible to live with them longterm ?

I visited today a garden which is unashamedly light hearted with a few really cheeky elements such as the fake windows looking out over it, and the tiny lifeguard seat, which is twenty miles from the sea and looks over a modest garden pond. Do you like ?

Fernapple 8 Sep 20
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I like any beautiful garden. Whimsy, though not essential, just adds to the fun, as far as I am concerned.


Very fun and cute!

Hathacat Level 9 Sep 20, 2019

Sure, if they have the money, energy and time to have fun, why not?

OldGoat43 Level 8 Sep 20, 2019

In this day and age we need all the humor we can get even in our gardens.

JackPedigo Level 9 Sep 20, 2019

I like both light hearted and serious. Light hearted should also be aesthetically pleasing.


I like it... Looks interesting.... We should always have fun with the things we love...



I love the brick wall! That’s exactly what I’m hoping to get permission (and funds) to build for my new place...

OwlInASack Level 8 Sep 20, 2019

Expensive project but not only are they pleasing to look at but they do say that growing plants on a wall is equal to moving them 200 miles south. The garden is called the Walled Garden and I will be posting more shots of it soon.

@Fernapple Ok - please do.

Yes: at 120 bricks per sq metre apparently need 17,100 of them. That’s a bit eye watering! But I’ve really set my heart on itZ. And it’s part of the plans being pulled together now to go for planning permission. Will take years to do


Whatever you enjoy should be there. I enjoy function over form, and i am definitely not a purist.

glennlab Level 9 Sep 20, 2019

Some people love kitschy.

I like a touch of whimsy but not to bludgeon anyone with it.

To each their own.

I'll have to show you my deck stairs when they're done! 👍

RavenCT Level 9 Sep 20, 2019
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