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 land is one great wild, untidy, luxuriant hothouse, made by Nature for herself, but taken possession of by man, who has studded it with gay houses and formal gardens.
He went to one of the great windows, and looked out at the stiffly embanked river and the formal gardens which lay beyond it.
Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, plans are being developed to restore the cemetery, creating a visitors centre and formal garden.
That's because Anthony is estate manager at St Donats Castle - a 60-hectare site which includes a stunning two-acre formal garden.
There are less queues for one thing and the formal garden structure and layout can be more clear when the trees are bare.
Occasionally illustrated with charts, designs, and photos, "Planting Design Illustrated" covers basic planting design principles and concepts (including the Formal Garden), then goes on to cover approaching a planting design problem, the relationship of plants and human beings when designing a landscaping project, plants and spaces, the developmental history and trends of formal gardens, naturalist planting design using Chinese gardens as a model, as well as the English style natural garden.
With a walled garden containing vegetable, fruit and herb plots, as well as a formal garden with hedges and flowers, it's a job for expert growers.
It is not an institutional, formal garden but rather a free-flowing one that feels as comfortable as your own backyard.
He positions the rustic landscape representation "somewhere between the carefully wrought order of the formal garden and the forest or other wildness untouched by human presence" (xxiv): prosaic in its scenery and staffage, it is recognizably Netherlandish though not necessarily topographic.
The extensive 16-acre formal garden was planned and planted as construction of the house neared completion.
A formal garden looks good in a geometrical space, such as a rect-angle, ideally enclosed by hedges or walls.
We walked up to Charlottenburg Schloss, with its formal garden and gravel paths.