Gardens are special. They add to the beauty of the house as well as the surrounding areas. The fresh air they render is much-needed in today’s environment that is otherwise filled with pollution. Everyone should own a garden. It is the best part of the house. Gardens filled with bright colorful flowers are a treat for the eyes.
Short and Long Essay on My Garden
Essay 1 (300 words)
My garden is full of aromatic herbs. My grandfather loves gardening and I love helping him with this activity. We have grown numerous types of plants in our garden. Most of these are herbs such as aloe vera, basil, mint, coriander, curry plant, and lemongrass. This helps in two ways. It adds to the beauty of the house and also provides natural herbs that offer so many health benefits.
My Morning Begins Here
My morning begins in my garden. As I wake up, the first thing I do is head straight to my garden. It is the best way to begin my day. I just love the essence of this place. My grandfather is already seated on the small bench we have placed there. I go and sit right next to him. I practice deep breathing for around 15 minutes and then have a look at the various plants around the garden. The sight is extremely refreshing. I begin with my daily tasks only after spending around half an hour in my garden.
The Best Way to Spend My Evening
I often go out with my friends in the evening after my tuition classes. It gives me respite after a long day at school and coaching institute. We go to the nearby market to have some evening snacks and chit chat for a while before heading home. While I do look forward to this time every day, I love spending the evening hours in my garden all the more. Many times, I call my friends to my place. We sit in the garden while my mother serves hot soup and snacks. For me, it is simply the best way to spend the evening hours.
My garden is an integral part of my life. This place can uplift my mood in a fraction of seconds. I help my grandfather take care of my garden.
Essay 2 (400 words)
I just love nature. Hills, valleys, sunsets, sea, plants, trees and flowers – I love everything that is natural and organic. Every time we visit a hill station, I feel like staying there forever. It gets difficult for me to return as I feel so attached to the very essence of the places where nature can be seen in its pure, unadulterated form.
My Garden – My Idea
While I cannot bring along hills and valleys back home, I can certainly feel the enchanting smell of the flowers and plants by growing some at my place. As we were coming back from our trip to Assam, I was missing the lush green tea gardens and the beautiful flowers in the botanical garden there. It was like I had left my heart there. It was then that the idea of growing my own garden sprang in my mind. I spoke about it to my sister and she was equally thrilled.
Since we live in a flat, we did not have a proper area that could be turned into a garden. However, we could certainly fill one of our balconies with different types of flowers and feel their aroma fill in our house.
We spoke about the idea with our parents and they agreed to it on the condition that we will have to take care of the entire thing on our own.
Our Visit to the Nursery
On the weekend that followed, I and my sister visited the nearby nursery. There were numerous flowers out there and it was difficult to choose a few among them. It took almost 2 hours to choose the plants we wanted to get home. Among the flowering plants, we choose rose, marigold, pansy, and aster. Besides, we also brought home areca palm, spider plant, aloe vera, basil, and asparagus. The nursery in-charge told us ways to take care of different plants so that they remain green for long.
We handpicked the plant pots. Most of them were white-colored plastic pots of the same size. We called home a gardener to place all the plants in the pots. Once this was done, we arranged the pots strategically so that the entire balcony was evenly covered with them. It looked beautiful.
We visit the nursery quite often to pick more plants to add to our collection. Seasonal flowers do not last long and we love picking different plants to fill their place.
I personally take care of each and every plant grown in my garden. Our balcony turned garden is extremely beautiful and we often receive compliments for the same from our neighbors and friends.
Essay 3 (500 words)
I always wanted to grow a garden at my place but it did not seem possible as we lived in a small flat in Delhi. There was a beautiful garden at my friend, Riya’s place and I wished we had one too every time I saw it. My prayers were soon heard and we shifted to my father’s home town, Chandigarh. The house here was big and there was enough space that could be turned into a garden.
Hiring a Professional Gardener
Luckily for me, my mother is as fond of plants and flowers as me. Thus, I did not have to convince her to grow a garden she too wanted to do it. After we got settled in the new place, we decided to shape the barren piece of land at our place into a garden. Since the house had been vacant for years the soil in the garden was not good enough to grow grass and plants immediately.
So, my mother decided to hire a professional gardener. He worked on the soil for about a week during which he watered it regularly, used different tools to dig it and poured manure. Soon after, he planted grass and a few plants. We were delighted to see our little garden blooming.
Growing the Garden
I and my mother decided to visit the nursery to buy different plants for our garden. It was summer season and the nursery was blooming with pink and white lilies, colorful hibiscus, roses, pansies, sunflowers, and bougainvillea. We loved them all and it was extremely difficult to choose among them. After mulling for over an hour, we finally choose a few saplings of hibiscus, bougainvillea, lilies, and roses.
The saplings we brought were planted strategically in different parts of the garden. The bougainvillea is a climber was planted near the fence. Within a month it climbed the fence and spread over it. The beautiful bunches of pink flowers that grew on it were a visual treat. We decided to plant similar flowers together. So the roses were planted in one corner. A row of lilies was set close by and hibiscus plants were planted at the other corner of the garden. It all looked extremely beautiful. The plants soon found their roots in the garden and small buds began to spout. Each time I saw a bud, I got extremely thrilled. Our garden was soon blossoming with flowers. The sweet fragrance of the flowers filled our house.
It has been 3 years now and my garden is filled with a variety of flowers and leafy plants. We keep bringing different types of flowers from time to time. However, roses, lilies, and bougainvillea can always be found in my garden. We have also added a row of basil. The aroma of basil is quite soothing. We also use it in our kitchen quite frequently.
We still have the same professional gardener who works with dedication and takes care of my garden very well.
It is quite amazing to have a garden at home. I am thankful that we shifted to a city like Chandigarh where I could have the luxury of growing a garden.
Essay 4 (600 words)
For me, a garden is an integral part of the house. This is because I have seen one at my place ever since my childhood. I have learned to crawl, walk and eat in my garden. I have numerous fond memories attached to it and it forms an important part of my life. It is my grandmother who beautified this place. She has put immense effort into growing the garden and maintaining it.
Benefits of Gardening:
- The Gazebo in My Garden
Since we live on the outskirts of the city, we have the luxury of having a big house and quite a big garden. Besides the beautiful trees and flowers that form a part of my garden, there is a beautiful gazebo set up here that adds to its beauty. The gazebo is set in one corner of the garden and it is my favorite spot. My father chose its design and it is appreciated by all.
We host a lot of parties at home and the gazebo is a hot favorite spot of the guests. During the times, when the weather is pleasant, my parents usually plan barbeque in the garden and everyone just loves sitting in the Gazebo with their plate of snacks.
I also love spending some time during the evening hours in this quiet place in my garden. Many times, I also study here. I find it easier to concentrate here compared to other parts of my house.
- Organic Vegetables and Fruits in My Garden
Besides beautiful rows of leafy plants and multi-hued flowers, my grandmother has also planted many vegetables in our garden. Spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, green chilies, carrots, and eggplants are among some of the vegetables that grow in my garden. Herbs such as coriander, mint, and curry plant have also been planted. All these vegetables grow in abundance in my garden and we often cut and cook them for our meals.
Apart from this, my garden also has quite a few fruit trees. Lemon tree, mango tree, banana tree, and papaya tree have always been a part of it. They bear fruits and fill the air with their refreshing smell. Many times, I have been made to climb the mango tree to pluck the mangoes. It is super fun and I always look forward to it.
Maintaining Garden is not Easy – a tough task
Though having a garden adds to the beauty of the house, it is quite a task to maintain it. Many people love the idea of growing plants and try their hands at it but give up in some time. This is because plants require the utmost care. It is essential for you to take care of them on a daily basis in order to keep them fresh and green and help them grow.
Plants do not only require water but also need different types of manures to grow. Hats off to my grandmother who is so dedicated to taking care of our garden even at this age. She makes sure the plants are watered twice a day and all the required manures are added from time to time. She also ensures that weeds and unwanted plants that hamper the growth of the other plants are removed timely.
We have hired a professional gardener who comes to our place thrice a week and takes care of our garden. My grandmother supervises him and gets the tasks done properly.
Some of the best memories of my childhood are attached to my garden. I love it when my entire family sits together in the garden to have their evening tea. I also love winter afternoons when we have our lunch in the garden. It is simply amazing. Having a garden at home is blissful.