While it is nice to sit and view your garden, it can be much more satisfying to take it one step further. Strolling gardens are often admired for their ability to awaken your senses and help you connect with nature. They allow you to immerse yourself in experiencing all the sights, sounds and smells as you take a walk.
Depending on how adventurous you are, you can get different benefits from your strolling garden. For the wanderers and explorers, this can be your place to meander and take in native aspects. You may have a designated trail that leads somewhere, but it does not mean you have to follow it all the whole way through. You can create your own adventures every time you step outside. Or maybe you are the opposite and like direction, so you create a route with a destination in mind and follow it. You can lay out a stone path that leads to numerous sitting areas to rest, observe and enjoy everything around you while you commune with nature. Choosing the right selection of plantings is important here as well. A great way to get children involved is by creating an adventure area for little ones by selecting tall leafy plants for them to explore and hide in along your path. Another thing you can do is create a path of stumps and logs arranged so that they can be walked on through a nice planting or woody area. Your children are playing games while they are in nature. You might use this strolling garden to help you observe birds and other wildlife. Strolling gardens are a great way for you to get out once or numerous times a day and lose yourself in nature. Each time you get out is the opportunity for a different experience.