Ever wondered how astrology plays a role in determining the best garden designs for your zodiac sign?
Recently, the experts at OnBuy Garden Furniture Sets (an online marketplace in Britain) applied the theory of astrology to inspire homeowners and avid gardeners as to which garden design to opt for based on the zodiac calendar.
Different styles were deemed the most suitable to each zodiac sign based on personality traits, needs and appearance.
Here is what they found:
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Garden Design: Supersized Garden
Aries love to have a big presence, and there is no better way to make your presence known than to think big! Micheal John McGarr, a landscape designer, explained that “All garden designs need some larger scale trees or shrubs to create grandeur and visual impact – even in a small backyard”. This could also be achieved through larger chairs and furniture.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
Garden Design: Pools And Luxe Touches
A Taurus loves to relax in serene environments, so swimming pools or natural pools with luxury additions that can be found in a holiday setting will give them that perfect blissful environment. The travel restrictions over the last couple of years have made our outdoor spaces all the more important for wellbeing, as per Britain’s Office for National Statistics, so it’s as good a time as ever to create the perfect outdoor relaxation spot.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
Garden Design: Grow Your Own
Gemini is a busy sign that some say needs a clone of itself in order to get everything done. Therefore, a project garden that requires a lot of attention will allow their energetic personality to have something to focus on. Growing seasonal vegetables is the perfect hobby for a busybody Gemini.
Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 22)
Garden Design: Low-Carbon Garden
Those under the Cancer sign are attractive yet intuitive, meaning they easily pick up on any energy around the home, and are therefore likely to be wary of the all-round benefits of a low-carbon garden. Growing a hedge is said to be an excellent method, according to RHS.org (Britain’s Royal Horticultural Society), as they store carbon, as well as provide food and shelter for wildlife.
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Garden Design: Jewel-Color Gardens
This spirited fire sign is known to enjoy the sun while holding a natural air of regality, so incorporating jewel colors worthy of a king or queen creates that royal atmosphere that any garden deserves. The combination of yellows and purples is known to be attractive to bees, and with Google Trends showing a 190% increase in search volumes for “jewel tones” in spring last year, it is clear that this is the color of the year for spring gardens .
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Garden Design: Lux Sanctuary
The earth sign Virgo represents practical, perfectionist qualities, so a luxury getaway in their own backyard is just what they need, pairing comfortable seating with beautiful, natural scenery that satisfies their practical and perfectionist needs.
Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 23)
Garden Design: Wildlife Conscious
Libras champion harmony and equality, so creating an environment that provides a good host to local wildlife is a perfect match for them. Simple things such as water sources, bird feeders and wildlife-friendly gardening practices will create the harmonious garden that they will equally thrive in.
Scorpio (Oct 24 – Nov 21)
Garden Design: Wild Garden
Scorpios are strong characters that embody independence and persistence, and a garden that embraces their wild side will represent them the best. Designing a garden with lots of greenery such as overgrown shrubbery and a selection of wild and colorful plants will fill the garden with personality and showcase their independence and bold style.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Garden Design: Wabi-Sabi Garden
This sign is known for being spontaneous and having a thirst for adventure, therefore a garden that embraces imperfections and focuses on the ever-changing natural materials that veer away from the standard sleek urban style is great for a Sagittarius. This style of garden involves using stones and weathered man-made objects as well as plants as key design elements.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Garden Design: Tapestry Lawn
Capricorns are known for being practical, ambitious and self-reliant. This makes the grass-free, low-maintenance tapestry lawn a perfect fit as it matches their self-reliant nature – and allows them to pursue their other great ambitions. Simply lay out your lawn area with low-growing plants that are tolerant, to moving towards a colorful lawn rich with texture and very little fuss.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Garden Design: Re-Purposed
This humanitarian sign represents a mystical healer who bestows water and life upon the land, and designing their garden based on repurposed goods is a perfect fit for them, giving unwanted materials a new lease of life while creating a beautiful and natural environment.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Garden Design: Herb Garden
Pisces have a giving nature, so a garden that grows herbs that they can use to cook and give to others is a perfect way to put their qualities to use.