Perennials & Ornamental Grasses

7 tips for planting the garden railway


A line planting to match the miniature track in the garden significantly enhances the overall picture. Here are our tips for beautiful planting on the garden railway.

A beautiful route planting enhances the overall picture

Insulated garden railroad

When planting the garden railway, a clear distinction must be made between integrated and isolated railway systems. With the insulated garden railway, there is a clear separation between the garden and the grounds. The facility is part of the garden, but only in a place that it is intended for and that it does not leave. This garden area should be designed as clearly as possible and should only be framed by plants.

Tip 1:
It is recommended that you let a large part of the railway area touch a well-tended lawn or terrace. This ensures a direct view of the entire track area and makes it easily accessible for maintenance work.

Tip 2:
In the rear area of ​​the lane, small flower borders and flowering shrubs can form a kind of plant frame for the garden lane. It is important to ensure that the flowers of individual plants alternate evenly from spring to autumn, so that they always provide a beautiful panorama picture.

There should be a small path between the garden lane and the flower bed so that the plants do not protrude directly into the lane and the beds are easily accessible for processing. This small path can be created with fine pebbles, for example.

Integrated garden railroad

The specialist speaks of an integrated garden track when it moves across a garden. Past flowers and bushes, over garden pond bridges and along garden paths and terraces. In this way, the garden railway becomes part of the overall garden design.

Tip 3:
In such a case, the planting of the garden should be largely coordinated with the rail system. There are plenty of options for this, e.g. an easy-care rock garden on a hillside. This illustrates a mountain motif, in which boulders are set as mountains and numerous rock garden ground coverings reduce constant weeding. The garden railway can run directly through the rock garden, whereby boulders can also serve as a tunnel.

Tip 4:
Planting so-called outdoor bonsai along the railway line is also a good idea. These underline the miniature picture of the garden railway again, make it look real. Again, a combination with flowering ground cover is recommended, which does not disturb the size ratio.

Tip 5:
Various herbs that are extremely interesting to plant along the route are also well suited for planting the route. Blossoming thyme on the side of the path, chives near a body of water, or oregano and basil as a substitute for shrubs, etc. contribute to a great mix that ultimately even has a useful value.

Tip 6:
Conventional flowers and shrubs, on the other hand, should only ever form the background of a garden train. So the garden train can certainly run along a rose bed and also slide under a rose arch. Likewise, circling a large tree with a train is certainly interesting.

Tip 7:
Shady spots on the railway line should be planted with moss, among other things - star moss is particularly suitable for this.