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Structure in Garden Design

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Structure in Garden Design

A good garden design needs good bones.

Your garden has to look good even on a grey rainy day in Winter.

If you achieve this with structure such as flint walls, hedges, pergolas and paths then when Summer comes and everything explodes in lush greens and vivid colours the structure will support and frame the beauty that you have created.

Here are some images of structure in nature I have seen over the last month which no doubt is already informing me as I design.

Here is the great Montezuma pine at Sheffield Park, the skirt of new growth at the base of an ancient Sweet Chestnut, Rhododendron branches next to a lake, Halloween pumpkins still in a field, Yew topiary and the seeds of the wonderful Handkerchief tree.

By |2019-03-28T18:45:28+00:00November 14th, 2018|Blog, Geometric Shapes, Topiary|Comments Off on Structure in Garden Design

About the Author:

In 2006 I formed Glorious Gardens, gathering together skilled practitioners to offer not just design but implementation of these designs and maintenance packages where we could look after the gardens once we had created them. Throughout my career I have designed gardens to inspire people with the heart aching beauty of nature, with shapes, colours, moods and proportions to pleasure the body and calm and delight the mind. I am also an artist who works with colour and abstract shapes and I bring this sensitivity to the 4 dimensions of a garden. I am very good at listening to clients and I’m able to draw out the essence of what a client wants for their outdoor space.