Designers often talk of a garden having a “formal” or “informal” style. In this post I wanted to explore our Cambridge garden as an example of a formal design and offer three elements that I think lend this garden a formal feel:
1. Strong geometric form in all seasons
2. Clear axes, or sight lines, throughout the garden
3. Plants that can be hedged to aid in creation of geometry and form
We are so excited that this garden has been selected for HGTV’s 2021 Ultimate Outdoor Awards contest in the Gorgeous Gardens Category. Voting is live now and runs through April 8, 2021. Click here and search for “Stately Symmetrical Garden With Fanciful English Details” and click Vote. We would love your support!