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Secret Gardens: 10 Ways to Transform Your Sanctuary for Summer

05/14/2012 05:40 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

When the weather gets warm, the daydreaming begins. Lush hideaways. Hidden cottages. Your own secret garden come to life.

These fantasies can very easily become a reality, with an outdoor space and a little elbow grease. We've seen a lot of beautiful gardens on our travels, and so we took what we learned to come up these 10 helpful gardening tips.

From sculptures to arbors to lighting, learn about the additions that can transform an ordinary garden into a memorable haven.

--Kelsey Blodget, Oyster.com

Secret Gardens: 10 Ways to Transform Your Sanctuary for Summer