Fill In The Lacking Beauty In Your Garden With A Bridge

Gardens are always charming and beautiful and they’re one of the great advantages of living in a house as opposed to an apartment. A garden brings you closer to nature and also gives you something to do. You can create your own little oasis no matter where you are. But having only plants and trees in the garden is not always enough. Sometimes something else is needed. A pergola or a gazebo may be answer or you could build a garden bridge.

Wood garden bridges.

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The bridge is this Japanese garden is mostly decorative

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Another Asian-inspired garden, this time with a pond
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The light color of the bridge perfectly matches the landscape in this Mediterranean garden
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Some garden bridges need to be custom designed but you can also buy one off the shelf

Garden bridges come in many forms and designs. They can be made of wood, stone, metal or combination of materials. But if you decide to opt for such a feature then you also have to think of the plants and flowers to go with it. A lovely thing about these bridges is that they can be placed just about anywhere. They can sit above a water feature and let you get to the other side or they can simply be a purely decorative element in the garden.

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You can paint the bridge green to make it blend it
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Some garden bridges have no railings and often follow the pathway
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In certain circumstances, the bridge is a focal point so it has to stand out
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Most commonly, garden bridges are used whenever there’s a pond of water feature

Modern bridges.

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As opposed to traditional garden bridges, modern ones don’t have that arched shape
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Their uses remain the same. The difference is only in style
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You can add charm to this feature with accent lighting

Garden bridges made of boulders and stone.

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This little garden bridge consists of only one stepping stone
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Natural materials such as stone are often used for preserving natural beauty
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Access to this garden moat is provided by large granite slab bridges
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The stone footbridge fits perfectly in this traditional landscape

A bridge will add dimension and structure to your garden. Instead of being a flat space will no focal points, you can control the situation and draw attention to a particular portion of the garden which you find most charming and beautiful. There are also lots of other features which work well in combination with a garden bridge: ponds, flower beds, pathways, etc. The bridge should also complement the house and the surrounding landscape so its style and material could depend on a series of factors.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.