Magical Gardens Come to Life: Look How These Gardeners Created Disney-Themed Backyard Oases
Gardens are a lovely place, but not all are built equally—some of them are simply more magical!
If you want to upgrade your garden to something more fantastical and imaginative, why not go for a Disney-themed backyard? If you have kids, they will certainly find this place magical, and they can go to it anytime. It's like your own personal Disneyland!
Creating the Encanto-Themed Garden
For inspiration, here's an Encanto-themed garden at the Disney Epcot Theme park—
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This is certainly achievable in your backyard, regardless of the size. The first step is to visualize "a hurricane of Jacarandas" and let that translate into your garden!
@redleafranch The #Flower bed is coming to #life! 🌼🌿✨ #garden #ecofriendly #plants #abundance #bees ♬ original sound - Redleaf Ranch
Having a flower arch is a great place to start. If you're feeling intimidated, you can consult a horticulturist and call a contractor to build the garden for you.
If you don't want a flower arch, you can opt for a more unique tomato arch as your garden entrance. The growing tomatoes would be on theme with your Disney garden, and the splash of color will make it more appealing!
@gardenary Check out this huge harvest from these tomatoes growing on an arch trellis in this Nashville garden created and planted by Gardenary consultant Sarah Ruzic. Check out the pinned video and do this with me next spring, okay!!? #gardentips #tomatoes #gardening #gardenproject #gardentutorial #archtrellis #arch #gardendesign #fyp #foryoupage ♬ Rocky: Eye of the Tiger - Best Movie Soundtracks
After that, you can't go wrong with having a flowerbed. If you're going for an Encanto-themed garden, channel your inner Isabella and plant "rows and rows of roses," like "flor de mayo by the mile"!
Check out this video on how to make your flower beds thrive:
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Creating the Moana-Themed Garden
If you want a Moana-themed garden, go for vibrant summer flowers! Make sure to have lots of greens paired with red and orange flowers to get the Moana color palette.
@carmenjohnstongardens Perfect for your summer beds! #UltaSkinTok #fyp #gardening101 #gardeningtips #gardensoftiktok #flowers #gardentok ♬ original sound - Carmen Johnston
The Moana-themed garden is perfect for gardens with a water fixture to really capture the story's spirit. Check out this video for inspiration:
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Of course, for maximum effect, you can paint your fences to reflect scenes from the movie. Ask an artist to do it for you if you can't paint it yourself. Make sure the fences can be easily seen so kids can be excited about their new backyard!
Creating the Wonderland Garden
If you and your kids are fans of Alice in Wonderland, you can build a themed garden with mini sculptures depicting places from the movie!
@celestialcemeteries :•) #aliceinwonderland #garden #flowers #pretty #aesthetic ♬ Alice in Wonderland - Joanna Wang
Having a sculpture of the Cheshire cat, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum can make your garden whimsical. But the easiest way to capture the Wonderland effect is by getting mushroom sculptures and putting them near bushes and flowers!
And, if you're up for it, you can set up a long table on your patio to replicate the Mad-Hatters' Unbirthday scene! Make sure you're at least surrounded by flowers and manicured bushes to get the full effect.
You can also do a fairy-themed corner in your version of wonderland. Check out this video for inspiration:
This Alice in Wonderland Garden is filled with wisteria, but you can fill yours with daisies to replicate the first scene from the movie!
@monalogue Real life Alice in Wonderland garden complete with flamingos 🦩 the location is Coton Manor. #garden #cottagecore #fairycore #bookish #england #gardentok #wisteria ♬ Alice in Wonderland - Joanna Wang
Creating the Cinderella or Princess Garden
If you have a child that constantly wants to play princess, having a Cinderella-themed garden is a great way to stimulate their imagination! It would make them feel as though they're inside a storybook, and they can spend days recreating Cinderella—or any princess movie, for that matter!
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Check out this video on how a Cinderella garden can be achieved:
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The key here is to make sure, first and foremost, that the foundation for the princess castle are stable. Then, fill the surrounding area with gravel so water won't seep into the castle and damage it.
You can make your own twist to the garden, like putting up a miniature pumpkin carriage on the side!
For a more artistic and magical approach, build a dress-shaped trellis that you can wrap flowers and climbing vines around! This will definitely make the experience more fantastical.
If not climbing vines and flowers, you can stack them with succulents and plants.
You can also recreate the swing scene from the live-action remake of Cinderella by installing a flower-wrapped swing in your garden.
Encouraging childlike wonder can be challenging, especially in the digital age.
Fortunately, Disney-inspired gardens can capture that magic again. The key is to make the garden colorful and to install sculptures or miniature statues when necessary.
You can also take advantage of the space around it and paint it in accordance with the theme. It can be challenging initially, but the results are worth it!