Have you ever noticed the beautiful gardens at Hotels? I think this is an area that most garden magazines and garden shows have neglected in the garden world. My dear hubby and I enjoyed the beautiful Westin River Front Hotel in Avon, Colorado this summer and I was so pleased with their garden. Most of their garden is in containers but there were gorgeous beds as well. I thought I would share their garden with you.
Their flower beds were massive plantings of color and texture that were a feast for the eyes.
I have found so many ideas for planting combinations in hotel gardens
Hotel plantings tend to be in a style that portrays the local area. The plantings at this hotel did that very well.
The picture below was a container planting in their spa area. I would have never thought of growing this yucca in a container. I think it looks beautiful.
The containers in their spa areas were all a treat for the senses.
This hotel did a wonderful job of mixing trees in their container gardens.
They also mixed in grasses for height and texture
Clustering pots together can help to cool the air temperature and adds moisture to the air. This also gives more impact to smaller containers when they are clustered together.
Containers help to soften hard scape areas.
The next pictures are some containers that we saw around town near Nottingham Park.
It is important to remember that the most beautiful containers are the most crowded ones. This is one time when more is better in the garden
When you crowd the plants in it forces them up and out which gives the planter a much more beautiful look. Because of this there is a higher need for water and fertilizer to keep the plants healthy.
The next time you stay at a hotel be sure to check out their garden. You might be amazed at some of their ideas that can be used in your home garden.
Until next time.