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.