How to Make Your Garden Smell Perfume Beautiful


DIY and how-to

A garden path lined with lush green plants and bright red roses.

Imagine the scent of Narcissus and Hyacinths in the Spring; Lilies in the Summer; Chrysanthemums in Autumn and Stocks and Sweet Peas in the Winter.

Ensure a variety of scents wherever you wander in the garden by planting white Lilliums in the border, Violets under the trees, Mignonette, Wallflowers and Alyssum in the sun, Hyacinths in pots and Roses in beds and over arches.

Grow a hedge of Lavender along the path to the herb garden, where you can walk on Peppermint and brush against Rosemary and Thyme to release their scent. Relax on a bench near an arbour or a pergola with scented climbers climbers like Trachelospermum, Stephanotis and Roses wafting their perfume around you. At night, sit close to a group of white Nicotiana and in the morning, come close to the Shariffa rose with it’s wonderfully heavy scent. Plant an Orange or Lemon tree close to the house to enjoy the scent of it’s blossom. Grow a small Chamomile lawn.

Bring Tuberose indoors to scent the home with it’s heady perfume. The showy, indigenous September Bells is covered with fragrant creamy bells in Spring. The leaves of many indigenous Pelargoniums give off a variety of scents when crushed, such as lemon, peppermint, nutmeg and apple.


Alyssum, Marigolds, Mignonette, Nicotiana, Pansies, Stocks, Sweet Peas, Sweet William and Wallflower.


Artemesia (Tarragon), Basil, Bergamot, Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Freesias, Hyacinth, Hyssop, Lemon Grass, Lilliums, Marjoram, Melissa, Mints galore, Narcissus, Nepeta (Catmint), Pelargoniums (scented leaf Geraniums), Primulas, Sages, Tarragon, Thyme, Tuberose and Violets.

Trees, Shrubs and Climbers:

Abelia floribunda, Berberis (many have scented flowers), Bay tree, Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow), Buddleia, Choisya ternata, Citrus, Daphne, Elderberry, Heliotrope, Frangipani, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Magnolias, Michelia, Murraya, Osmanthus, Pavetta, Philadelphus (Mock Orange), Prunus mume (Japanese Apricot), Raphiolepis, Rhododendron fragrantissima, Roses, Rosemary, September Bells, Stephanotis, Trachelospermum, Rurraea, Viburnums, and Wisteria.

Consult the list above and your Stodels nurserymen for an added dimension to gardening