15 DIY Living Garden Structures You Will Admire

The impressive garden decorations must be pretty unique, personalized and magical. A living garden structure is often that great choice for people who want to impress. It could be anything from a willow dome or lawn couch to fruit trees trained as archways and pergolas. If you have such a magical and exciting garden decoration, it will undoubtedly bring your garden to a new level.

The trained plants can be your ideal garden decoration. They will not only provide you with vibrant colors, sweet smells, but also magical structures. As long as the plants are suitable for pruning, the only boundary is your imagination.

Unlike garden decorations made from recycled items, they are artistic creations that can breathe and grow. Creating a living garden decoration requires simple training methods such as espalier, cordon and pleaching. Then just look for plants that respond well to being pruned.

Here are some living garden structures and decorations you can check out. Some of them come with great tutorials to help you:


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Imagine how surprised and envious your visitors are to see such a Espaliers fruit tree! You can check the video tutorial below: how to train a fruit tree against a wall.


When spring comes, grow sunflowers in the form of a playhouse, and then kids will have a shady spot to play in hot days.  Similar tutorial: bringblessing.blogspot.com


Building a living willow dome with kids encourages them to use their imagination to add unusual garden elements and teaches them how to care for and maintain living plants while they are playing there. Similar tutorial: dengarden.com

Children will surely be surprised how bean plants climb up the teepee structure.

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It is a piece of artwork more than outdoor furniture. To grow this lawn couch, just make a dirt base, and add grass, water, and sunlight, and time will take care of the rest. Image Source: inhabitat.com & instructables.com  How to do: cornell.edu


How proud you should be when guests visit your home through a colorful Gourd Tunnel!  Image Source: mybeautfulthings.com   &   thisoldhouse.com


In addition to protecting your privacy and looking after your garden, a living fence is a beautiful decoration itself.  How to do: ecosnippets.com   &    amateurgardening.com


A cottage-style arch covered with multiple-petals plants such as roses and peonies, raise your garden to a new height. Image Source: bhg.com


Fruit tree(Grape, Kiwi, Lemon) pergola will not just offer beautiful colors as well as a cozy resting area yet juicy fruits also. Image Source: mnn.com & pacifichorticulture.org