5 Fab Garden Ideas for Spring


We don’t know about you, but we are totally fed up with the rain. We don’t normally moan about the weather and try and make the most of every day, but after what seems like weeks and weeks of nothing but rain, we have had enough! ‘Never mind, says Mummy – It will soon be Spring!’ We have actually had a little bit of sunshine today – and, wait for it, blue sky! It was a beautiful, bright, sunny, cold day. The sort of day we love. The kind of day that gives you just the tiniest hint that it will soon be spring. It even seemed to get darker a touch later too.

So, with thoughts of Spring in our minds, we have started thinking about what we would like to do in the Spring.

One area that we want to really think about is our garden. We are lucky and live on a corner of a small close, so have a lovely large garden, which goes right around three sides of our house. Up till now, we haven’t really done much with the garden, my Grandad looks after the grass and hedges for us – thank you Grandad as it is a lot of work. My cousin M helps him when he can too. But we want to do more this spring. Usually here we have a warm spring – sometimes better than the summer. So we need to get ready early! Here are our 5 fab garden ideas for Spring:

5 fab Garden Ideas for Spring

  1. Create a butterfly garden. We can’t really attract birds, as we have a cat, and we don’t like buzzy insecty things, but we love butterflies. We want to plant some buddleia, lavender and other plants.
  2. We are looking at greenhouses. We are thinking of getting one so we can grow our own plants. Grandad is a brilliant gardener and will help us. Or we could build our own  hoop houses, which is essential for the cold winter.
  3. We have a large plain block wall along the back of the garden and we would also love to paint it.
  4. For my first spring /summer we had a large swimming pool up – we did have a heat wave that year though! We all loved it and had a lot of fun. I would love one again. It takes a lot of preparation so we need to start in the spring.
  5. I would love my own play area with a swing, slide and maybe even a play tower! This is the year to get one, as I will get years of play out of it.

The time to think about all these things is the spring, so that everything will be ready for the summer holidays.

What do you think of our garden ideas for spring? Do you have a big garden?


  1. These are lovely garden ideas. My parents garden always has kits of butterflies due to all the purple flowers there. A play area would be amazing too. We’ve decided on a trampoline for our boy’s birthday so hopefully he’ll be out in the garden lots 🙂

  2. Such fab ideas of making the most of ur garden when u have lovely weather. Makes me wish we lived in a place with a garden as it would be fab for Blake.
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  3. Ooh I think painting the wall could be fun and exciting. I’d like to make some plant pots in the garden on the fence and grow some veg in the spring.


  4. I can’t wait for the garden to dry up so we can prepare it for Spring. We have lots of toys to put out there so Dave will be busy. We didn’t put up out paddling pool last year so hope we get lots of use this year! Great post x
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  5. Great ideas I especially love the the butterfly garden idea. I love seeing them flittering in and out of the garden when the sun is shining.
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  6. These are all lovely ideas and wish I could a pool in the backyard but then again I live on the top floor of an apartment building.
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  7. It’s definitely the time to start thinking about your garden. We left it too late last year and by the time we finished it was Autumn! I love the idea of a butterfly garden x
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  8. We have a greenhouse and like to grow tomatoes 🙂 Love the sound of a play house and tower I am sure it will be great fun! A butterfly garden sounds lovely too x
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  9. Ahh great ideas! I would love to have a nice big swimming pool for the kids but our garden is SO tiny!!! A butterfly garden is such a sweet idea too, I would love to try that! xx
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  10. I am absolutely rubbish with our garden. My husband is good with flowers and stuff but ours is in desperate need of a revamp. Just need the time and the money first though ha ha! Love the idea of a butterfly garden xx
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  11. I love the idea of a butterfly garden. When are you planning on putting that in place that would be beautiful especially in the summer where the weather is warmer!
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  12. We don’t really have much of a garden. It’s more a courtyard but it’s big enough to get some fresh air. I am thankful not to have to bother with grass maintenance but I miss flowers. Maybe I can get some pot plants?

    Your garden sounds lovely though.
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  13. Some great ideas. I agree that the weather has been horrible and none stop rain which seems to put a downer on things. I love the summer as it means spending time in the garden, on the swing g and with the pool out x
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  14. Brilliant ideas, we used to have one of those pools too. It was sooo good!! I loved it x

  15. I really want to do more with the garden this year now that the girls will both want to play in there. I would love a butterfly garden and lots of sensory plants. Funnily enough I was thinking about it today too!
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  16. It’s lovely to have something nice to look forward to whilst the weather is so drab. I planned a little flower garden last year but never got round to it as I thought we were moving. This year I’m definitely going to get planting, and look at pots for anything special that we would want to take with us xx
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  17. Some great ideas here. We are moving soon to a house with an absolutely immense garden. We have lots of outdoor toys but love the idea of attracting butterflies.

  18. Every year we say we are going to do our garden and every year something else comes up for us to spend our money on!
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  19. I love the idea of a butterfly garden, My mother-in-law has a beautiful garden which attracts a lot of birds. Some lovely ideas here.
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  20. I haven’t even begun thinking about what to do with our new garden this Spring. Our property was refurbished and landscaped last year so it’s a blank slate – I am thinking an eating/cooking area is a must!

  21. a green house sounds like lovely project. I’d love to grow more of our own food x
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  22. Aw these are great ideas! I would have loved a butterfly garden when i was younger as we often had quite a few in our garden! My dad also build us a tree house as well which had a rope swing, so much fun! I do miss being a kid haha! I’m not liking this weather either, it’s been flooding here where i live 🙁 xx

  23. great Ideas. I cannot wait for the rain to stop and we can get out in the garden. Little J loves it out there
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  24. Ah! Spring seems so far away now. Some lovely ideas!!
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  25. Fab ideas! I love the idea of making a butterfly garden! I’m definitely going to ask hubby to plant some lavender etc to attract them (I don’t have green fingers so I won’t be doing it myself!) xx
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  26. There’s lots I want to do with our garden this year as it ended up being a bit neglected last spring/summer (we were concentrating on re-decorating the inside of our house).

    Can’t wait to get stuck in with it all.


  27. Great ideas. After 2 years we finally finished our garden last year. We just need to add a fence. I can not wait to go looking for a play house for the girls.
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  28. Ha I was so fed up of the rain I booked a holiday to Australia. Fab ideas. Really like the sound of a butterfly garden x
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  29. I would love to have a Garden, I have a concrete outdoor space with pots for plants, so that has to be me for now x
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  30. These are great ideas, I always plant things to attract bees and butterflies. I want to try to grow some veg this year. I planned to last year but wasn’t organised enough x
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  31. Feels like we have been waiting forever for the weather to improve this year, lets hope we have some lovely sunny days soon!

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