formal garden

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Noun1.formal garden - a garden laid out on regular lines with plants arranged in symmetrical locations or in geometrical designsformal garden - a garden laid out on regular lines with plants arranged in symmetrical locations or in geometrical designs
garden - a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
Translations
jardin à la française
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The Importance of Andre Mollet and His Family for the Development of the French Formal Garden.
Heavily influenced by the paintings of the 18th century Rococo French painter Jean-Honore Fragonard and the French formal gardens that he frequently depicted, one of the first things you notice is that the figures that populate the tableau, in common with previous works dating back at least six or seven years, have no heads.
Chandra Mukerji's study of French formal gardens neatly links the growth of a horticultural business and a service, gardening, to the claims of taste, property, and ownership, all symbolized in green lawns, fantastic topiary, and lavish flower-beds.