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.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
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.
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
What Houzzers are commenting on:
Some interesting modern formal aspects without it looking too crazy