If traditional garden designs aren’t your kind of thing, it can be hard to motivate yourself to put in the effort to make your garden look special. Luckily, there’s lots of inspiration that can be found in places you might not expect, and Budget Direct has come up with five stunning garden designs that are inspired by some of the most visually stunning movies ever made.
1. Blade Runner 2049
Denis Villeneuve’s impressive sci-fi sequel isn’t the most obvious source for garden inspiration, focusing more on futuristic urban scenery, but there’s plenty of visual beauty in there which can be translated into your garden through topiary and statement piece sculptures. There’s a real Japanese feel to the layout of this cyberpunk garden and you’ll be feeling both zen and ultra sophisticated relaxing here.
2. Star Wars Episode 2: Attack Of The Clones
Naboo may not be the most popular of all the worlds in the Star Wars universe – it is, after all, where Jar-Jar Binks came from – but it’s definitely the lushest and beautiful so it makes for a great source of inspiration. This garden takes its feel from Naboo’s second appearance, in Attack Of The Clones, where Anakin and Padme fall in love, so it’s all about coziness and water features to build a romantic atmosphere that can survive any kind of clunky dialogue.
If you’ve been waiting what feels like forever for James Cameron to finally release a sequel to his smash hit Avatar, you can take solace in your own backyard by basing it on the planet of Pandora. There won’t be any blue aliens there (hopefully) but you can still make it look like another world with some carefully placed blue LEDs and islands of hedgerows.
4. The Lord Of The Rings
The rocky greenery of elven kingdom Rivendell was brought to life perfectly in Peter Jackson’s films, but you don’t need his budget and special effects to bring a taste of it to your home. With the right touches of Celtic and Art Nouveau art and accessories plus a gazebo and outdoor fireplace, you can be Elrond and Co whilst sitting out in the evening waiting for passing hobbits.
5. Alice In Wonderland
Whether it’s the Disney animation or the more modern Johnny Depp films, you can bring some of the magic and chaos of Wonderland to your garden with creative touches like toadstool dining tables, sunflower pool loungers, and giant candy canes. The more color the better, and if you feel like you’ve gone too far, go a bit further.