A Formal garden or landscape is a very
organized and structured garden and is synonymous with various aspects like
Straight lines, symmetry, balance and Harmony. Originating from the European style of gardening, one thinks of grand
palaces with vast landscaped gardens using strong lines and symmetry to create
that distinct Old world charm and Romance that we all love so much.
This style of landscaping is very
successful used in small spaces like tiny townhouse gardens because you are
often creating landscapes so close to the buildings and walls that have these
straight lines and symmetry already, it often looks much better and in harmony
to landscape the garden with the existing lines of the building, this is called
modulating your garden landscape.
Certain features and plants that go hand in
hand with this particular style of garden landscape are:
Plants: Roses, lavender, hedges, various topiary and any
other neat and tidy plants.
pots, classic concrete urns as water features, pergolas and wooden benches.