Shade Gardens - A Photo Gallery
Pictures of Shade Gardens
I love gardens of all kinds. Shade gardens are of interest to me ever since I have some shady areas around my house that I would love to grow more flowers in. Shade garden flowers have completely different requirements from full sun gardens, obviously. So you have to work within your boundaries to get the most out of all your garden space.
I have tried to plant flowers before, in areas that were just too shady for them. Surely others have tried this too, and wonder at the non blooming or failing plants that don't seem to thrive like others do.
In this hub I am sharing photos of shady or partially shaded garden areas and what other gardeners have done with them. It is not as limiting as you might think! Making fun paths, setting out seating areas, and planting ferns or hostas are just a few things one can do. These gardens were done by professionals, and most were taken at botanical gardens, but as you can see they draw you in even though not overflowing with flowers.
Photos of Gardens in the Shade
Photo 1 - Walking along a shady path that opens up ahead to a more sunny area. It shows what a nice canopy of trees can do for these shady areas.
Photo 2 - This photo looks as if this garden is in the sunshine and it was at that moment, but it is for a very short time. I just got lucky to take the photo of this fern garden while the sunlight was directly on it. Ferns are gorgeous, and I love them. There is something refreshing and nice about them that I can't quite put my finger on.
Photo 3 - A cute little bridge, the kind you might see in a fairy tale book that is used over a small creek bed. I love the curve, and wish I had something like it in my own garden!
Photo 4 - This is another kind of bridge in a shade garden. It is a Chinese garden area, and very lush with lots of greenery.
Photo 5 - I like the curve of the path that these large stones make in the shade garden here.
Photo 6 - Big stone paths, with hosta plants and trees. There is a nice little woodland area that I love in this part of the garden. My favorite part of this photo is the rushing water in the little stream there. It had the loveliest sound.
Photo 7 - Entrance into a Shade garden, from another shady garden area. This is another part of the Chinese garden and I love the entrance and greenery in the distance too.
Photo 8 - Beautiful toad lilies growing in a shady area of the garden. I love the design and fun name these have. Not something you see everyday in a garden, or at least not for me.
Photo 9 - Pretty sculpture of a father, mother and toddler playing. These pink flowers are growing nicely in a mostly shady garden area.
I hope you have enjoyed my "shaded garden tour."