Wonderful And Charming English Garden Style
As it has evolved over the centuries, the English garden has become something rather unexpected not a carefully crafted symphony of order and design, but a joyous jazz improvisation filled with surprises. The English garden were an attempt to blend into the natural landscape, growing a little on the wild side, while blending in romantic elements. Romantic elements were introduced in the 18th Century and included ponds or small lakes, bridges or long docks on the water, imitation ruins, and sculptures. “Chinese” pavilions are also commonly associated with an English garden. Each of the romantic elements in an English garden is incorporated into the foliage to enhance the wild look of the garden. Color schemes in English gardens are often limited to no more than three or four colors. Careful choice of these colors will not limit the number of flowers that can be added, flowers of varying hues are often included in the garden.
Many of the flowers traditional to English garden design have a wild, flowing look to them, and include as much greenery as any other color. Most of these flowers are perennials, although there may be other types strewn throughout the garden for variety. Plants are typically put in very large blocks or circles to create sizable patches. Between these groups of flowers, winding, wandering pathways may double back on themselves if the garden is large enough.