I love the gardens in Williamsburg. I spend hours walking through them every time we visit, taking photos, and dreaming of ways to repeat some of what I see there back in my yard at home. And now that I’m at the farm with a giant empty canvas – the possibilities are dizzying! Today, I thought it would be fun to share with you 12 ways to easily add the charm of a Williamsburg Garden to your home with these classic garden decor finds!
Yesterday I was sharing with my email subscribers that one of my favorite ways to “reset” my mind while doing all the magazine writing is to do a little yard work. There’s lots of fixing up to do around here on the farm and working on the landscaping is pretty high on my list. I love having a pretty yard with lots of blooming plants. I’m really grateful that so many favorites like roses and hydrangeas now have varieties that will bloom all summer long!
One reason that I love Williamsburg garden style is because it is classic. It is a look that I know I won’t tire of quickly (or ever!). That helps me too if there are items that are a bit pricier, I don’t feel bad for investing in them because I know I’ll keep them for the long haul. But I’m also pleasantly surprised when I come across some great finds like these that are budget-friendly. Because with my unending to-do list budget is a big factor around here!
Do you like the classic look of a Williamsburg garden too? I hope so! Let’s look at these 12 Ways to Easily add the charm of a Williamsburg Garden to your home! Please note this post contains affiliate links. If you purchase any of these items your price won’t change but you will help to contribute to supporting this site.
12 Ways to Add Williamsburg Style to Your Garden
#1 – Cafe style string lights. OK, I know these aren’t really Williambsurg style per-se (although you do see them at cafe’s there!). But string lights like this are timeless and classic so I’m including them. And once you’ve gone to all the trouble of creating a beautiful outdoor room, trust me, you are going to want some beautiful twinkle lights to give it a magical glow in the evening too.
#2 – Bell Jar Cloches – these are one of the stars of the Williamsburg vegetable gardens! They add so much style and flair to those raised beds. I really want to get a few of these in the Extra Large size. Not that I have a proper use for them yet, but I’m daring to dream that one day I will become the type of gardener who will know how to use these gorgeous yet surprisingly useful garden elements. In the meantime, I admit to loving them just because they look beautiful!
#3 – David Austin English Roses – There are many types of roses amongst the plantings in Williamsburg and I cannot even begin to guess at the varieties. Since the colonists were English, I am enjoying the connection and besides, I am a huge fan of these flowers. They are hearty and the blooms are stunning. I hated leaving my prized plants at the townhouse so the very first plants I bought for the farm were David Austin roses!
#4 – Crochet fringe hammock – OK, I’m taking liberties again. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any hammocks in Williamsburg (that I can recall at least) but if I did, I imagine it would look like this. I’m drooling over this and am hoping to get one this summer. They are so romantic and charming, what is not to love?!
#5 – Classic Blue & White Pillows – honestly, need I say more? There is and always will be room for these in my world!
#6 – Lion garden statues – Classic garden statues can be found throughout Williamsburg including regal crest bearing lions at the Governor’s Palace. I love the look of classic garden statues and regularly add a piece or two to my collection. I have a small pair similar to this on my front porch.
#7 – Diamond Pattern Wire Trellis – there are some beautifully trained plants in Williamsburg and I love how taking a plant “vertical” can transform it into art. I have a wall at my house that I would love to plant with some kind of ivy to create a beautiful green diamond pattern… We’ll see if I get brave enough to try it!
#8 – Bee Skeps – oh bee skeps, how I love thee, let me count the ways! I have a small (but growing) collection of bee skeps and every year I get a new one at the Williamsburg garden shop. I am completely beguiled by them, I blame it on “Bee Cottage.”
#9 – Watering Cans – A watering can can be so much more than just a plastic jug you see in the dollar store. I am amazed by the delicate and artful designs that abound. I think you’re seeing the beginnings of my next collection begin.
#10 – Outdoor Stone Fireplace – Entertaining is a hallmark of Williamsburg and that doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Outdoor fires can be found throughout the village. I like to bring that ideal home and was delighted when I found a fireplace like this one last year. It has such style and really makes my outdoor patio feel much more like a room. I love it!
#11 – Garden Inspirations book – this book by Charlotte Moss is an instant classic. I had the privilege of meeting Ms. Moss at a Garden Club event where she shared about this book. The photos inside will have you dreaming and planning in no time. Being a Virginia native like I am, she is also a big fan of Williamsburg and there are elements of its style woven into her breathtaking gardens.
#12 – Chippendale planters – classic, timeless, and normally expensive. I’ve toyed with the idea of trying to make my own but then I saw some that were plastic but look pretty good. I’m thinking of ordering a set to see how I like them. The price is certainly right and I don’t mind putting an ugly pot inside to have this beautiful look on the outside. Have you gotten a set like this? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
And there we have 12 Ways to Easily add the charm of a Williamsburg Garden to your home! I know we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of possibilities. Do you have a few Williamsburg-esque ways that you’ve spruced up your yard or patio? Tell me about them in the comments!
I hope you found a couple of ideas to inspire you. Thank you so much for reading and sharing!