Elements of Garden Design

Elements of Garden Design

In order to create a successful garden scheme, there are a number of elements of design that you need to take into consideration. These include the fixed aspects of the site, such as its size and shape, the introduction of focal points and boundaries, as well as the more fluid and varied effects of planting.

 

Shape & Proportion
Manipulating the apparent proportions of the garden ...
Using Focal Points
Adding focal points to draw the eye and add structure to your design ...
Boundaries
Using walls, trellis, fences and hedges to create interest ...
Planting Design
A look at the major types of planting styles: formal, framed and free ...
Planting Principles
Considering shape, colour, texture and scent when creating a planting scheme ...