Having a lovely garden where you can relax with a cup of coffee or your favourite book is surely something we would all want to have. And the good news is you can have this in your own back yard. By following these easy tips, you can create your own oasis and a peaceful place that you can come to after a long busy day.

Fragrant Plants

Incorporating fragrant plants in your garden can have very calming effects since aromatherapy is one of the best ways to get relaxed. There is a variety of different plants you can choose from. For instance, you can go for potted plants, hanging plants or you can plant them around your seating area. Gardenia, lavender, and clematis are some of the best choices. They will provide a very sweet, yet light fragrance that will help you relax in your garden after a long day at work. 

Water features

Consider installing some water features in the garden. The sound of running water is very soothing and relaxing and it can help block out the noise of the busy outside world. And the best part is that you can decorate these water features however you like. For example, you can plant water plants all around the pond and therefore create a centrepiece. 

Space Plaques or Statues Around

You can also decorate your garden with beautiful statues. And if you’re into spiritual you can go for small angel or Buddha statues in your seating area. You can also use some of your favourite quotes to decorate the space. Use anything you like to decorate the garden, but also to create a focal point that can help you unwind and relax after a stressful day at work. 


Lighting can change the appearance of any space you can think of. And if you choose the right lighting for the garden you can create a very peaceful and calming atmosphere that will help you relax in your free time. For instance, solar lights are very popular right now. They are eco-friendly and they don’t require electricity to run. They come on at dusk and then light up the whole garden as the night falls, setting a very peaceful and positive mood in the area. Or you could go for scented candles as well.

Welcome the Wildlife

Don’t be afraid to welcome the wildlife into the garden. You can make small bird feeders and place them all around your garden. The animals will appreciate the food you give them and you will get to see some incredible species up close in your own garden. Also, by planting flowers you will attract many butterflies that will give your space an additional pop of colour and joy.

Add a Swing

You can make your seating area even cosier by adding a nice swing. By using some high-quality construction timber, you can get a big lovely swing made just for you and your family to enjoy on those lazy Sundays. Pile up the warm and fluffy pillows; add the plants all around and this swing will become your own private oasis. 

Consider a Gazebo

Lastly, if you don’t have enough time to take care of the natural walls, consider installing a gazebo or an arbour. They both provide a shaded feature where you will be able to sit. And to decorate it, you can always add climbing plants or trellises. This way you will give your garden a sense of privacy.


All things considered, having a lovely peaceful garden you can look forward to after coming home from a busy day at work is sometimes all you need. These tips will help you create your own oasis of peace and relaxation in your own back yard.