The elements of water, tropical plants and a gazebo or pavilion are the central themes of Balinese Garden Design. Gardens, plants and garden furniture that remind us of the exotic resort locations in Bali are increasingly popular with Australian home owners. Balinese garden design is based around Gazebos or pavilions, water and lush tropical plants that suit the image of a tropical garden. All of these elements are put together to help create a feeling of lush tropical tranquility.
With added design feature and ornaments such as Balinese Statues, Bali flags or ‘Umbul Umbuls’ (Balinese flags) and umbrellas it is easy to create a feeling of peace and tranquility that we associate with these exotic gardens.
Creating a Balinese Style Garden
It is the look and casual feel that makes us want Balinese style gardens. The easy going lifestyle of holidays past can be recreated in even a small garden space.
The essentials include
- Lush Foliage Plants
- Balinese style ornaments
After this we look at structures including Gazebos, maybe some Balinese flags and even some bamboo or rattan chairs.
Plants for the Balinese Garden
Generally those with a lush tropical foliage, and those with flowers are the species that we associate with traditional Balinese styled gardens.
Foliage Plants such as Cordylines, Palms and Ferns, Plants with broad foliage such as Alocasia, Ornamental bananas, Aglaonema, Dieffenbachia, and gingers. Bamboo works well.
Flowering plants include those such as: Strelitzia, Adenium, Allamanda,Frangipani, Lotus lilies,Spathiphyllum, Bougainvillea and Jasmine.
Balinese Outdoor Pavilions.
An essential element of Balinese garden design are the Balinese style gazebos or ‘Bali Huts’ are usually open sided with a thatched or shingle roof.
An important element in Balinese Garden Design, Balinese Water features, Ponds, fountains and stone water bowls all contribute to the overall design.
Gates and Archways
Gates and archways are another element of Balinese gardens that can add to the overall effect of the garden.
Fencing and panels
Bamboo fencing panels are a great way of consolidating the overall look of a Balinese style garden. Bamboo fencing comes in both rolls and panels, it can easily be attached to existing structures or used as a stand alone screen .