8 Bridgerton Garden Trends for a Regency-Style Outdoor Space

You don’t have to be a connoisseur of period drama to appreciate the sophistication and decadence of the immaculately manicured gardens of Bridgerton.

Drawing from the Regencycore aesthetic, there aren’t many scenes that don’t feature grand country estates full of ornamental topiaries, awe-inspiring borders, extravagant water features, and jaw-dropping flower arrangements.

Many of the gardens filmed for the Netflix drama belong to stately real-life period homes, including Hatfield House, Painshill Park and Windsor Great Park. And while it might seem difficult to recreate these landscape gardens on a smaller scale, it’s not impossible, and here we show you exactly how. Even Lady Whistledown will be impressed – and the Tone!

Penelope Featherington of Bridgerton (aka Lady Whistledown) and Eloise Bridgerton

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Here’s how to recreate the biggest Bridgerton garden trends…

1. Wisteria

When it comes to curb appeal, nothing beats the Bridgerton family home thanks to the beautiful climbing wisteria that adorns its white facade. Climbing plant always very popular, Primrose say that the following season of Bridgerton in December 2020, searches for “glycine amethyst” soared by 400%.

To get the look, a striking pergola with climbing greenery will add a touch of grandeur to your garden – and it’ll be a great place to enjoy a summer evening in your own backyard.

It is advisable to grow wisteria against a sturdy metal support, but if growing against a building isn’t an option, you can also plant lavender or star jasmine in flower beds to achieve the same whimsical look. .

Dobbies Horticultural Manager Marcus Eyles advises: “Climbing plants such as Clematis montana and Sweet Peas work well with most structures and will create a striking effect in any space. With the ability to grow these plants against a pergola, wall or fence, they’ll add drama and height to your garden, and you can customize the look by choosing flowers in a color that complements the rest of your garden. .

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2. A pergola

Want to sip a high tea under a pergola after a short walk in the gardens? Follies are commonly found in gardens used for Bridgerton sets, but a pergola is a good alternative while achieving a similar level of extravagance.

No room for a pergola? Instead, play with height.

“If you don’t have room for a pergola, you can achieve height by grouping potted plants of different sizes and colors on a raised display,” suggests Marcus. “Fresh your pots with early spring bedding plants like pansies, violas, bellis and primroses for instant color that will add vitality and interest to your garden.”

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3. Colored borders

The patterns we see on Bridgerton are full of wonderful colors. In fact, every scene – from the dusky pink interiors of Lady Danbury to the all-green aesthetic of The Featherington – is a display filled with color.

The spring season is the perfect time to brighten up your garden with vibrant, show-inspired blooms, says Marcus. ‘Planting is one of the most enjoyable spring gardening jobs and you can achieve fantastic Bridgerton color with summer-flowering bulbs like dahlias, bagonias, lilies and gladioli. Cottage garden plants are also a wonderful way to achieve the Regency look, with hardy annuals like Nigella, Centaura and Calendula providing a burst of color when grouped together. Roses will also give your garden a romantic look and help reflect the spaces seen on the show.

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4. Furniture

For a Bridgerton-inspired by the garden, the luxurious country-style furniture will fit perfectly into the Regencycore theme; think refined details and elegant curves. Seating is a must, so consider table sets for alfresco dining and garden sofas for relaxing. Here too, an element of style is essential to create a romantic garden.

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5. Topiary

The ornamental topiary gardens of Bridgerton are simply spectacular. Topiary shrubs are a key feature of Regency style gardens. Topiary, the art of carving trees and shrubs into shapely sculptures, is a great way to make a statement and make your garden look grand, but of course it can take time to perfect your carving skills.

Cones and balls are two of the easiest shapes to create and maintain, but for minimal upkeep use potted topiary plants in clear geometric shapes and use them to divide the garden into zones.

Marcus offers this alternative: “A simple alternative is to maintain your shrubs and give them a good size to ensure clean lines. This will give your garden structure and is a great way to give your flower beds and borders a neat look without too much hassle.

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6. A garden room

Incorporating a garden Lounge will give your outdoor space a luxurious focal point, perfect for an elegant evening, Bridgerton-style. If space is an issue, even a small gazebo in your garden corner can be transformed into your perfect sanctuary.

the Bridgerton the effect is clearly booming for luxury gazebos and outdoor furniture retailers Crown pavilions. “We have seen luxury gazebo sales increase by 60% over the past year, especially after the first season of Bridgerton aired,” says CEO Luke Dejahang, who suggests a wooden gazebo for year-round appeal.

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7. Water characteristics

If there is one thing BridgertonFor the needs of a stylish garden, it’s a spectacular water feature, say the gardening experts at Primrose. Water features are a focal point for any Regency style garden and there is an added benefit of the soothing sound of water.

However, they don’t have to be grandiose to be remarkable. “Creating a small, circular single-tiered pond, a Regency-style stone fountain will bring a touch of serenity and elegance to any garden,” suggests Luke.

8. Course

A clear, well-defined path is a must for any decent walk. Choose a path that helps create atmosphere and guides the eye through your garden, encouraging you to linger over other focal points such as fountains, topiary or colorful flowerbeds.

Think about the path to the different areas of your garden, such as your garden furniture. “As for what materials to use, it really comes down to personal preference,” says Luke. “For some, gravel can be a nice contrast to wood, especially Cotswold chippings. Frustratingly, gravel (like wood chips) will migrate to other areas of your garden, especially with high foot traffic. Many of our clients use flagstone paving to create walkways leading to their gazebos, these draw visitors’ eyes to their garden centrepiece.

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