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Landscaping with Lavender | 7 Garden Design Ideas

Landscaping with lavender is easy and of low maintenance as this herb is available in so many colors and need not much care.

It is also the most favorite plant of gardeners– for its color, fragrance and versatility.

Flower Bed

Consider this beautiful combination of Californian poppies and lavender flanking across the walkway. Orange and purple colors are complimenting each other and giving a warm appearance to a garden. In dry weather lavender grows well, you can grow flower beds of lavender in your garden with flowers like salvia, sedum, black-eyed susan, iris, poppies and roses. ‘Hidcote’ and ‘Munstead’ varieties of lavender grows well with them.

Sloping Garden

If you want to grow something around the sloping space of your garden, grow lavender. It thrives well in sloppy areas as these do not keep moisture and remain well drained.
English lavender is one the most famous varieties of lavender. Why, its soft scent, bluish tinge and the ability to survive in winter. It doesn’t mind some moisture, too. Grow this variety if you’re living in a colder zone.


Grow lavender as land-filler. You can grow it with herbs that require similar growing conditions. Herbs like thyme, dill and rosemary do well with it. If you have a sunny spot in your yard, make a herb garden. Do not grow fancy lavender varieties if you’re growing it for culinary uses. English lavender and common lavender is suitable for this. You can also make edgings of lavender near vegetable patches to save your vegetables from aphids and other pests.

Near Fences

Lavender can be grown along the garden fences, it has two benefits: First, lavender comes in cool colors and cool colors when used near the borders and boundaries, create an illusion of enlarged space. See these climbing roses and Siberian lavender (Russian Sage) growing together in the picture.
Second, lavender is insect repellent and growing it near the garden fences deter pests and insects away.

Lavender Border

Grow lavender in borders, it looks so wonderful and attracts bees and butterflies. See the border of gypsophila, ground cover roses and lavenders looking so charming in the picture.
For borders, dwarf varieties like lavenite petite, dursley white, little lady and blue rider (a new variety with long deep blue flowers) are recommended. *Dwarf lavenders are low growing and reach a height up to 18 inches only.

Lavender Hedge

Drought tolerant and deer resistant, lavenders are the perfect plant to make hedges of. Tall growing varieties like common lavender, french lavender and ‘royal purple’ are good for hedges.

Garden Path

lavender-herb-garden-ideasLavender loves heat and when it reflects through the walkways and paths, it helps the plant to grow.
Grow lavenders near the garden path so that when you walk, it will brush up your feet and leave its aroma. Lavender growing along with garden path looks so vibrant, too.
Read more about garden path ideas.

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Landscaping with lavender is easy and of low maintenance as this herb is available in so many colors and need not much care.


    • I agree, this is inspiration. Wanting to do something completely different in my gardens next sprng, leaving of course my very old favorites. You’ve given me such good ideas to add beauty, and a little whimsy. I think using some of these plants my gardens will take on a more youthful, fun look. It’s looking a little “stiff” and I want it a bit more playful!Especially loving the white fence display with the marvelous roses, then the Russian Sage and Lavender. I may even consider some red Verbena and Orange Marmalade Firecracker flowers! Time to stop, I’ll have to dig up more lawn if I keep going! Can anyone else recommend so fun, playful flowers?

  1. I live in north west Florida I love lavender but find it difficult to grow in summer. Do you have any suggestions. Where to order. I have a small yard in front north side of a town home. I really love what you’ve shown.

    • Surely you’re not growing the right variety. Try to grow varieties that are suitable for climate of Florida. It would be better if you’d mentioned your growing zone. Here are some tips.

      1. The climate is rather hot in sunshine state so French and Spanish Lavender are recommended.
      2. Plant lavender plants in a location where they’ll get shade from afternoon sun. Consider planting them under a tree.
      3. Provide good drainage to lavender, it is essential for its growth. As humidity level in Florida remains higher in summer, take care not to water frequently.
      4. Also check out the soil you’re using, if it is heavy, replace it. Lavender prefers poor, sandy and loose soil.

      You can buy lavender from Maggie’s Herb Farm, check that out. Their shipped plants are robust, also lot of varieties available.

  2. I am moving to Phoenix, Arizona in a couple of months and am wondering if we will have too much sun/drought/heat to grow lavendar. Any suggestions on a some or if type that will be able to survive the summers? Thanks so much!

  3. Establish a theme through repetition. Use lavender’s eye-catching flower color to your advantage by planting in clumps that draw the eye through a garden. For example, the designer of this English garden used groupings of multiple lavender plants to edge garden beds, marching them down the length of a backyard. The chunks of purple-blue help tie the different areas of the garden together through repetition, and their position down the center of the lot establishes perspective.

  4. Try a geometric pattern. Planting on a grid establishes a formal, geometric theme to this garden in Berkeley, California. Rather than using a typical boxwood or barberry to create this grid, the landscape architects behind the project used a combination of Spanish lavender (

  5. These seven garden landscaping ideas are brilliant, and I am thankful that you’ve shared these ideas here. However, I wonder if there are more ideas that you still have to share with us.


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