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Hertfordshire Garden Design Classical Contemporary Large Garden

Determining the framework for the plan

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Ensuring freshness even in formal designs

Formal classical design has as its base a strong permanent framework. This large formal garden design example on classical principles with awareness shows the strong framework of uprights, ground level and tree leaf growth space levels.

The permanent framework in this large garden is the pleached hedge, the parterre, the yew hedges, the rope and post borders, the rosebushes and the paved areas. The long borders in the lower photographs are chosen for plant shape, foliage and flower colour - and for the fact that they will be changed on a regular basis.

This allows for deep soil cultivation, the combating of weeds and the introduction of young plants. It also allows different compositions to be tried in large rural country gardens.

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