Syon House is the London home of the Duke of Northumberland and where the the season finale ball scene took place | Source: Supplied

How to Create a Regency-style Outdoors Worthy of a Bridgerton Garden Party

This season of Bridgerton it wasn’t just the tempestuous relationships and dazzling fashions that had us glued to our screens. The regencycore aesthetic we fell in love with within the first season now spills from the indoors to the outdoors with an abundance of ornate topiary, elegant water features and awe-inspiring flowers on display in the garden estates the Bridgerton family traverse.

Many of these spectacular gardens used for filming the Netflix series are in fact period properties themselves, including the 17th century Hatfield House and 18th-century Painshill Park.

And while it may seem daunting to recreate such grandeur on a smaller scale, it’s easier than you might think. We’ve rounded up the six essential design elements to turn your garden into a regencycore escape that even Lady Whistledown would be impressed by

1. Pergola

Follies are often seen in the gardens the Bridgertons frolic in, but they aren’t viable for most people. So why not consider a pergola instead? They still maintain a sense of luxury but are much more practical.

This garden feature will make the perfect shaded sitting area for enjoying a cup of tea, and be sure to grow climbing plants to create a cottage-inspired retreat.

A pergola is a simple way to elevate your outdoors | Source: Pinterest

2. Colourful Flowers

Nothing will add more glamour and regency to your garden than bright and colourful blooms. Look for flowering bulbs like Dahlias, Begonias, Lilies and Gladioli, as well as climbing wisteria.

Cottage garden plants are another gorgeous way to get the Regency look too, with hardy natives like Geraldton Wax, Pink Pantha and Albany Daisy looking effortlessly romantic when grouped together.

Colourful blooms create regency glamour | Source: Pinterest

3. Topiary

Topiary shrubs are a key feature of Regency-style gardens and the ones seen in Bridgerton are nothing short of spectacular. Recreate the style at home with minimal upkeep by using potted topiary plants in clean geometrical shapes like spheres or cones.

Topiary is the art of trimming trees and hedges into shapes | Source: Pinterest

4. Water Features

A dramatic water feature will make a striking focal point to your regency-style garden and have the added benefit of creating a soothing soundscape.

They needn’t be enormous to still be grand, so look to create a small, circular pond with a single tier for a touch of elegance and glamour.

A water feature is an integral part of regency gardens | Source: Pinterest

5. Pathway

No regency-style garden is complete without a stylish pathway for morning promenades. Create a path that leads the eye through your garden, encouraging you to linger on other focal points such as fountains, topiary or colourful flowerbeds.

Gravel can be a beautiful option, however, it’s important to consider the fact gravel will migrate to other areas of your garden, especially with high foot traffic. Another popular path option is timber or paving slabs.

Let the pathway lead the way to your garden’s best feature | Source: Pinterest

6. Furniture

For a Bridgerton-inspired regency garden, country-style furniture will fit in perfectly. Think refined details and elegant curves to create a romantic and luxe sanctuary.

Seating is essential, so look for stylish table sets for alfresco dining and garden daybeds for afternoons spent lounging and relaxing in style.

Comfort is just as important as style for your alfresco furniture | Source: Pinterest

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