How to Create a Whimsical Disney Garden
If you've ever watched a Disney animated movie or visited any of the Disney theme parks, you probably noticed how beautiful their gardens and landscaping are. Why not create a little Disney magic at home by making your own Disney garden?
You could specialize in a particular Disney character or create a garden with a variety of characters. I like using different characters in different areas.
Even if you don't have a regular garden, you can still add a touch of Disney. Let's look at different ways to do this.
Disney image posted at Wikimedia Commons by Aylaross. Artwork by Walt Disney.
Disney Welcome Sign
I always like to make people feel welcome when they come to visit. I suggest starting with a nice welcome sign. Being that Mickey Mouse is one of my favorite characters, this would be my sign of choice.
Mickey Mouse Trivia Question
Did you know that Walt Disney's original name for Mickey was Mortimer Mouse?
Disney Garden Statues
Garden statues are a wonderful way to add some magic to a garden. You can place them on the ground under a windowsill or scatter them throughout your garden. They also work well along a walkway.
Perfect for flower beds.
Wouldn't these be cute to have?
Adorable for the garden. A kid's favorite!
Depicts Mickey as a gardener.
One thing I love about the landscaping in Disney theme parks is the wonderful topiary. I particulalry enjoy the animals in front of Small World in Disneyland. How I wish I had the talent to do this! I don't, but maybe you do!
Disney topiary photo by Deror avi at Wikimedia Commons.
Disney Wind Chimes
People use wind chimes for a variety of reasons. Some like them purely for decorative purposes, while others love to hear the sound of them as a breeze passes by. Historically, people who are superstitious have placed them near the front doot to ward off evil spirits.
Followers of Feng Shui hang them for their positive energy. I personally like to hang them from tree branches. Disney has many delightful ones that can be used in the garden.
This cute wind chime is hand painted.
This is perfect for Tinkerbell fans.
Here's a couple more.
Pinocchio has always been a family favorite. I love how the image is of him wishing upon a star.
Ready to experience Neverland?
Disney Garden Ornments
Plant hangers add a very decorative touch to outdoor potted plants. What I love about them is that they give a subtle touch of Disney without being too bold. Here are some really cute ones.
How fun this is to have Mickey waving at you and your guests.
How adorable is this? Dopey happens to be my favorite dwarf.
Any Tinker Bell fans out there?
There's something so sweet about a fairy in the garden, especially if it's Tinker Bell.
I like how sweet looking this is. It's hand painted.
Disney Garden Decor
I so wish I had the talent of having a green thumb, but sadly, I don't. I know I have my own ideas for what I like in a Disney garden, but that doesn't mean everyone else shares in my opinion. Here is a book suggestion for further ideas.
This book has so many great pictures along with tips for your garden.
Plant Hanger Poll
Do you use plant hangers in the garden?
A real highlight to a garden can be a fountain. I know it's one of my favorite things to have. Just the idea of one brings thoughts of relaxation to me.
You might consider the Micky Mouse fountain below. It's quite playful and charming.
Mickey Mouse Fountain
Imagine how delightful this would look in your yard. You can enjoy the soothing sound while relaxing outside. Comes with a submersible pump.
One thing I think is really fun is to add stepping stones to a garden. They can be used purely for decoration or to create a path.
Isn't this a delight? It's made from cement.
Each Spring, Epcot at Walt Disney World puts on its Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival which showcases flowers, gardens and Disney topiaries. It's a wonderful way to improve your green thumb.
Pepper Trees at Epcot
Aren't these interesting looking? These pepper trees are being grown in a greenhouse in Disney World at Epcot in the area known as Living with the Land.
Pepper trees image by Deror avi at Wikimedia Commons.
Epcot garden image by Miramar93 and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by ZooFari.
Disney Garden Flags
How happy and inviting this is.
Disney Garden Flags on eBay
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Disney Garden Poll
Would you put anything Disney in your garden?
Disney Garden on eBay
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