Formal Structural GardenContemporary Garden, London

Charlotte Rowe Garden Design. Large formal structural garden with water rill, limestone paving, clipped Cloud planting with petanques court and subtle garden lighting.

Large contemporary backyard full sun formal garden in London with concrete pavers. —  Houzz
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lennieandsarahlennieandsarah wrote:15January,2019
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    They are Carpinus betulus

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Kate Shaw added this to Finding Peace: A Beginner's Guide to Gardening Mindfulness15 August 2017

Time for a trimOne study from Bakker Spalding garden centre in the UK found that 88 per cent of gardeners reported increased mental wellbeing as a key benefit of gardening. Keeping topiary trees such as these tamed may seem a nightmare proposition, but the concentration required to create and maintain perfectly trimmed topiary is just the sort of time out our brains crave. The maintenance required demands regular time spent outside and in the moment.

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Carol Bucknell Garden Design added this to Top 10 Plants for Minimalist Gardens31 July 2016

8. Cloud pruned topiaryMost often seen in traditional formal gardens, topiary takes on a new guise in minimalist outdoor spaces. Rather than the symmetrical pairs of topiary cones or spheres that are the hallmark of classical formal design, we are seeing box and other small-leaved shrubs cloud-pruned into more organic shapes as shown here. Cloud pruning, or ‘niwaki’, is an ancient Japanese pruning practice where trees and shrubs are trained into shapes that resemble clouds. Tip: Don’t just stick to box when trying your hand at cloud pruning. New Zealand natives such as Corokia, Coprosma and Muehlenbeckia species work well too.Browse Asian-inspired gardens

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Joel Tate added this to Garden8 January 2022

Love this with the trees, grass

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Karl Burke added this to Karl - Large Garden Ideas31 December 2021

Square off a garden and leave outside for wildflowers and trail?!

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reddjacks added this to landscape18 October 2021

everything, mixed topiary planting

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Matthias Kleinz added this to St Clair - Garden And Landscape - Initial Ideas And Impressions6 August 2021

Some interesting modern formal aspects without it looking too crazy