Whether you live near the beach, have a holiday house by the sea or simply aspire to - coastal gardens evoke a very relaxed casual style of living. Embracing a pale watery palette of natural materials such as wood and stone, with a minimalist planting of informal, salt spray and drought tolerant species, coastal gardens are free spirited and inviting – no matter what the season. With the popularity of “The Hamptons” style architecture on the rise (among others), creating a comfortable, stylish beachy feel is no longer only for people who live by the sea.