How to Design a Mediterranean Style Garden

Updated February 21, 2017

Mediterranean motifs include both Greek and Italian designs. To create a Mediterranean-style garden, you will need to blend plants, furniture and accessories from both cultures. Turning your garden into a themed oasis creates a comfortable environment for outdoor gatherings or for simply relaxing on a sunny afternoon.

Select an open area adjacent to your home to begin your garden. While a hillside may work, a flat parcel of land works best. Also, be sure the space you select is free from existing trees and shrubs, so that the theme of your garden is not interrupted.

Create a rectangle around your garden space using potted Juniper plants. At the opening of the trees, place a stone bench so that the shape of the trees and the bench form a 'U' shape. Opposite the stone bench, place the Greek statue at the opening of the Juniper trees. Now you have created an enclosed garden space for your accessories and herbs.

Remove your potted trees from their pots and plant them into the soil, maintaining the rows you created. Between each tree, plant assorted Italian herbs such as basil, rosemary and oregano. If you have garden accessories, you can place them along the rows of trees as well. Your Mediterranean garden can always be expanded by adjusting the statue or stone bench.


Cut the grass in between your Juniper trees regularly to create a vista. A vista is an inviting walking path in your garden.

Things You'll Need

  • Grapevine
  • Juniper trees
  • Italian herbs
  • Statue
  • Stone bench
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Lanae Carr has been an entertainment and lifestyle writer since 2002. She began as a staff writer for the entertainment section of the "Emory Wheel" and she writes for various magazines and e-newsletters related to marketing and entertainment. Carr graduated from Emory University with a bachelor's degree in film studies and English.