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How to create a show stopping feature corner in your garden

Your garden is a blank canvas, limited only by your creative vision and available time to spend outdoors. Creating a show stopping feature corner in your garden is a great way to draw the eye and intentionally direct it around your outdoor space. And the great news – there are many ways to create a feature corner, whether starting from scratch or as a project in your existing garden.

How to create a show stopping feature corner garden in your garden

Creating a feature corner garden for your family’s enjoyment and use is a great way to appreciate the outdoors and best use the available time you have to relax. But a feature corner means different things to different people. And how you build it will greatly depend on your available space and your local climate. In southeast Queensland, we are blessed with a climate that means we can enjoy year-round time in the outdoors. feature corner garden with charming wrought iron table and chair and a little couch, with plantings around the walls and a lamp

Getting started

Before you start the design process think about how you use (or would like to use) your outdoor space. Then consider whether you’re starting with a new space or need to work with existing landscaping. Both of these will impact your design and use of the space.

What can be used in a feature corner

Whether you’re working with a courtyard-sized garden, or full quarter-acre block, a feature corner can be scaled to suit your space. There’s no magic formula when it comes to how small or large a feature corner should be. It’s always a good idea to use a central element to ‘anchor’ the feature corner in your garden. We love:
  • Trees, plants or shrubs
  • Planters or garden edging
  • Pebbles, stones and rocks
  • Water features
  • Outdoor seating area
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Trees, plants or shrubs

For a tree, shrub or flowering plant to be the focal point of your feature corner garden, it’s important to choose something that is resilient. If you’re planting new, considered plants that are trans-seasonal and suited to your climate. They will be easier to care for and stay lush all year round. You may already have a gorgeous tree in the corner of your garden. If so you could start building your feature garden around it. You might want to create something more formal to better draw the eye to it or build out the garden or hard landscaping around it. Consider a raised garden bed, utilise hardscaping to build a path or garden edging leading to the corner, or add a seating area.

Planters or garden edging

If your outdoor space is small, a great way to draw the eye to a feature corner garden is with decorative, hard-wearing planters. Our range of Redcor planters, garden rings and garden edging are a truly beautiful way to create a focal point while adding colour, texture and interest. Even better it’s extremely easy to work with and very versatile. The Redcor steel is durable in all weather extremes. Over time it will form a stable oxide layer, enhancing its visual impact. close up of white and grey rocks

Pebbles, stones and rocks

Using hardscape materials to create a feature corner garden is an excellent way to add interest and texture to your outdoor space. Stone accents can be used to create paths, garden beds, a retaining wall or water feature. Our range of pebbles, rocks and stones come a wide range of sizes, colours and textures to suit every feature corner garden space. feature corner with a water feature over a stone wall and green plantings around

Water feature

A DIY water feature is one of our favourite ways of drawing the eye to a feature corner. A considered, well-designed water feature or pond is a gorgeous focal point in your outdoor space, and can also be a place to gather with family and friends. The sight and sound of water is relaxing and soothing. And it’s a great way to increase your enjoyment of your garden and the value of your home. feature corner with a fire pit, wooden chairs and organic paving with a sunset in the background

Outdoor seating area

An outdoor seating area will significantly increase your use and enjoyment of your outdoor space. Family and friends alike will be drawn in (especially if you also feature a barbecue or a fire pit). The best part about it is that it doesn’t need to be complicated. A small paved area with simple seating and a table are all you need. Add a string of lights for aesthetics and atmosphere, and your feature corner garden will be complete.

Get started today!

Creating a showstopping feature corner in your garden is a fantastic DIY project. It enables you to unleash your outdoor creativity and end up with something amazing. Working with plants, rock, or water means you can truly tailor your outdoor space to enhance your family and friends’ enjoyment and use of your garden, year-round. Once you’ve finished your DIY feature garden, be sure to keep an eye on our how to and product info pages for more inspiration. And contact our expert team anytime. We’d love to help!