Tropical Gardens

Lush tropical gardens bring back memories of exotic holidays and add vibrancy to your cuisine

An exotic tropical garden has plants with large leaves, bright colours and mass planting. Think bananas, mountain paw paw, lemon grass, ginger and vanilla passionfruit with its magenta flowers. Match these with Balinese furniture, bamboo screens, large Asian-style urns, pools and water features to complement your modern home.

The tropical garden is great in warm, frost-free or sheltered locations. It suits gardeners who want a vibrant but informal feel to their garden, and prefer mass planting instead of lawns.

Tropical plants are often fast growing and need to be pruned back regularly. On the plus side, they are also densely planted so it is easier to crowd out weeds.