Real World Gardener Formal Garden Style in Design Elements

April 4th, 2019

DESIGN ELEMENTS

Formal gardens have a long history.

Did you know that the style of a formal garden started in the Persian Gardens in Iran, such as the Monastery Gardens from the Late Middle Ages?

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This style was sort of carried over into the Italian Gardens from the Renaissance that’s the 1400’s and was further refined into the formal French Gardens from the Baroque period which was around 1650.

Let’s find out what this style has to offer.

I'm talking with Danielle Collier from Artistic Horticulture.

Formal style is all about straight lines, no clutter, repeated plantings with as much symmetry as you can stuff into your garden.

Add a water feature or two and some espalier or topiary, and voila’ you have a formal garden.

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