French Formal Garden

The French formal garden, the most popular style of the 16th and 17th centuries, was designed to impose order and structure to nature. These gardens were well known for their highly manicured styles or symmetry and design. The Gardens of Versailles is the best known example of the French formal garden and the style was […]

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Anglo-Japanese English Garden

Popular just before the Victorian era took held in English, the Anglo-Japanese garden is a style that was popular for the second half of the nineteenth century. It was the increasing interest in the styles and forms of the Japanese and other Asian gardens that drove the newer styles in England not just in gardens, […]

English Landscape Garden

A landscape garden can be found in virtually every country in the world, and most of the modern landscape gardens have their roots in the English landscape garden. While the actual term “landscape garden” wasn’t used often by those living in the last eighteenth century when this style of garden truly flourished, the term is […]