Alpine gardens are designed with plants that grow in high mountain elevations around the world. Due to harsh growing conditions and a short growing season, these plants are slow growing, and have a low and compact growth habit. Most alpine plants are suitable for rock gardens and can be planted at lower elevations.
Tips for Designing an Alpine Garden
- Group plants in patches to create a more natural look
- Repeat color, texture, or form throughout the garden to create unity
- If possible, observe how plants grow in their natural habitat
- Visit demonstration gardens in your area for ideas