Lavender Garden Design Ideas: Inspiration for Gardening With Lavender

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ideas for lavender gardens

Growing lavender is fun and easy to do, and there are so many ways to include lavender in the garden!  I wanted to share some beautiful lavender garden ideas, of course with lots of of photos for inspiration for lavender garden design ideas!

There are so many different ways to enjoy this fragrant and beautiful plant in your garden! It can be grown in a garden bed, in a field, or even in containers. Landscape your walkways, or add some beautiful pots of it to a porch!

With many different varieties of the plant available to choose from, you will be sure to find something that will meet your needs and bring you the beautiful burst of fragrance and color into your outdoor gardening space!

fields of lavender rows

Beautiful & Inspiring Lavender Garden Ideas for Growing Lavender in Your Garden

There are no limits for ways you can plant lavender to grow in your garden. It is a relatively easy plant to grow and maintain, and it is quite hardy when the right care is taken to make sure it has what it needs.

Inspiring Lavender Estates and Farms

lavender growing on the front lawn

Where Should We Grow Lavender? How about everywhere!?!

Who says your lawn should be only meant to be a patch of grass? If you are not utilizing a grassy space in your yard, why not consider growing a beautiful bed of rows and rows of lavender?

It would be a wonderful sight to see outside of your window as you look out in the mornings!

farm and field of lavender plants growing

I love these beautiful photos of estates with lavender fields surrounding the main building. If you have ever been to a working lavender farm, it is quite the site to see! It is breath taking and very inspiring!

Even if you do not have a lot of acreage, it is still an interesting idea to consider! Yes, these designs are from photos of actual lavender farms, but it would be just as beautiful in any suburban or urban setting!

lavender estate

Could you imagine seeing this every day while you were home? Ahhh, to dream. 🙂

Lavender in Urban and City Sidewalk Gardens

This photo shows a beautiful example of just how pretty lavender can look in a city or urban setting.

France stone house with lavender garden bed

This just goes to show you don’t need a huge amount of space to enjoy gardening!


Use Lavender as a Border for Walkways and Paths

Wouldn’t you just love to take a walk down this path? The rustic wooden plank boardwalk would be a beautiful way to walk through your yard.

lavender walkway

Even if you only have a small area for gardening, lavender plants certainly do add a lot of charm to almost any garden walkway!

Lavender in Beds Surrounding a House

Here’s another fun idea: why not surround your entire house with lavender beds?

lavender edging around house

Above is shown an example of what it looks like with wooden clapboard siding, but it of course would make a great accent against any type of wall.

Below you can see an example of what lavender might look like when planted against a brick wall!

lavender along a brick wall

Decorating With Lavender in the Garden: Add a Garden Statue!

Garden statues can be a great way to add some interest to your garden beds. Lavender is the perfect height to accent any statue without overpowering it.

garden shed

This garden statue adds a lot of vertical height and interest to the garden bed and is a very welcoming entrance to the garden shed!

Or, if you have a few smaller statues, why not blend them in? There are so many possibilities with this one for different types of decorative accents you could add to your lavender garden.

garden angel statue surrounded by lavender

I love, love, love this cute adorable garden angel statue surrounded by those beautiful fragrant purple blossoms.


Growing Lavender in Containers: Container Gardening Lavender

It is relatively easy to grow lavender in containers, as long as the soil conditions are met and the container is large enough to support the size of the plant.

I of course found many, many inspiring examples and ideas for ways you can grow lavender in various containers and pots in your garden!

Growing in containers also makes it possible to have a lavender garden indoors if you are able to meet the right lighting conditions!

Pair Lavender With Other Container Flowers

pair lavender planted in containers with white and purple flowers

Above is a beautiful arrangement photographed in an outdoor banquet space that shows just how well lavender can be used to accent other flowers growing in pots and containers. This would be very easy to recreate in just about any patio or deck setting!

Hang Pots on Garden Walls and Fences

These cheerful and colorful bright pots hanging along a side wall of concrete are a fantastic idea for growing an herb garden in a small space! And…with the plants up higher, guess what? The closer to your nose to smell them! 🙂

This is a very practical and colorful way to introduce lavender and other herbs in a kid’s garden and dress up a boring garden wall or fence.


Here is another example of lavender plants hanging along a fence post:

container gardening fence post

No fence? No worries! There are plenty of ways you can enjoy these plants at the ground level in a wide variety of different containers and outdoor gardening pots!


Shabby Chic Gardening? Rustic Charm Abounds!

lavender in containers

I love the use of an old galvanized steel pot for this example of a rustic garden planter. Set against the backdrop of a daybed, and it’s surely a happy spot to visit in the garden during an afternoon or early evening walk!

potted planters

These decorative pots are perfect for putting your plants on a porch, or even along a sidewalk or driveway. Plant markers with the name of the plant can be a fun way to teach kids about the different names of plants!


Why Grow Lavender? There are MANY Lavender Benefits!

There are many benefits to gardening with lavender! Lavender is a wonderful plant to attract beneficial bees, butterflies, and more to your garden.

butterflies love lavender

The flowers of this plant are very fragrant. The plant is often dried to use in a number of different ways in your home. The dried flower blossoms can be used to create scented sachets and in making dried floral arrangements.

Lavender has also been used medicinally for many years, often cited for its many beneficial properties for health and wellness. Lavender is absolutely one of my favorite essential oils!


What Are Your Thoughts? Have Any Lavender Garden Ideas to Share?

Do you have any ideas for lavender gardens in addition to the ones we’ve showcased here? We would love to hear your ideas!

Do you have a favorite of all the different ideas we’ve shared here? Tell us your thoughts on which ones you love the most in the comments section below!

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  1. I love your idea of using any unused patches of grass or yard to grow lavender instead. My wife and I have found that gardening is a great way for us to reduce our stress levels and spruce up the way our home looks. We will keep your article in mind as we make a new plan to properly utilize every space in our yard.

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