If you are abutting conservation land or a woody area, creating a woodland garden for your property is a great transition. By working with the environment you have, it is easy to create a natural look that can become low maintenance, sustainable and fulfilling. Woodland trees, shrubs, and groundcovers are a great accent in a space like this and are perfect for those looking to attract wildlife. Creating focal points, viewing areas and sitting areas in your woodland garden are great ways to make sure that you get the opportunity to commune and submerse yourself in nature.
Woodland gardens are also the perfect opportunity to get young children interested and involved with nature. Rather than having to go out of your way into the woods, you can create your own adventure for them in your own backyard. Consider big stone steps they can climb onto or flowers that attract hummingbirds for them to observe. Having an area where they can explore encourages a positive relationship with nature and children's natural instinct to learn.
Another great aspect of creating a woodland garden is that since you are working with nature it is really easy to tie in a more natural design. Rather than having to remove rocks, you have the opportunity to keep them to add a grounding element. Natural looking ponds or waterfalls are great features to incorporate without them looking too out of place in a woodland garden. These features add to the calming and relaxing aura you are in while enjoying your woodland garden.