Garden is a place besides or around our house but it also carries another meaning. It’s a mirror of ourselves. It reflects our personal needs. From the very early years of mankind each civilization expresses itself through the gardens they’ve created. It’s an outdoors place, directly connected to it’s surroundings and the materials of the location. it may have several forms and uses regarding to the place and the era in which it belongs. In all languages the words meaning “garden” have their routes to words meaning “enclosed”. In roman times, an Italian writer, Cicero, defined gardens as “second nature”. The first is the natural environment and the garden the second due to the human intervention. A relatively large percentage of our world is occupied by that second nature, where man intervenes to the environment to fulfill his survival and living needs. Renaissance writers defined gardens as “third nature” as now humans intervene more and more to the environment, and the gardens are more carefully designed and more complicated than Cicero’s. Philosophers think of gardens as an expression of balance between wild nature and the human control over it. It is “nature under control”. In religion, garden represents paradise, harmony, and at the same time, temptation and sin. In many cultures gardens have been used to indicate power. And theoretics of architecture used gardens as places to produce new ideas and theories. Changes in public life created new types of gardens. It spread out of the house, to become part of job, school, prison, hospital. Besides all these to create a garden we must be personally involved, which has a significant cultural and psychological influence. We relax, we are thought, we are connected to nature. There are many kinds of gardens and before starting to design one we must check out in which of them our garden belongs. Thus we can use the right design elements to better express our ideas. The next steps are the following: we organize our plan level, we form the ground, we place horizontal elements to create shaded places and then we choose the plants we want to use. The success of garden design is to choose the right materials, plants and lighting so to produce an harmonic result throughout the year.