French Landscape Garden

The French formal garden was popular in France for over a century, but as England developed a more casual landscape garden, the French quickly adapted their own landscape styles to more closely mimic and idealized nature rather than a forced containment of the natural elements. The closely edged and cropped symmetry of the French formal […]

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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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