Impressive Knot Garden

Impressive Knot Garden

A knot garden is a formal garden designed to resemble a Celtic or Medieval knot. A knot garden is a garden which carefully structures herbs, shrubs, and flowers to create a detailed and symmetrical design of knotwork. Knot gardens are particularly associated with British and French culture, although they can be found all over the world. They vary widely in size from massive gardens which can only be truly appreciated from on high to small garden accents in larger gardens. Many estates have beautiful examples of historic knot gardens, and intrepid gardeners might want to try their hands at making one. The concept of a knot garden first emerged in Elizabethan England. Elizabethan knot gardens were designed to mimic the beautiful embroidery designs which are associated with that period in British history. They were often made with aromatic herbs and plants, and meandering walkways which allowed people to enjoy the sights and smells of the garden. In some cases, a knot garden was meant to be viewed from raised walkways and terraces.

A traditional knot garden is enclosed in a square, and it typically does not feature hedges. Some people, however, plant low hedges of boxwood, trimming them tightly so that they remain close to the ground. A knot garden may also have a central feature like a fountain or a statue, and it has a very formal overall look and feel. The garden is also usually aligned with the cardinal directions, and some gardeners establish symbolic plants so that the garden has a deeper meaning.

Knot Garden With Brick Walkway And Statues

In order to establish a knot garden, a gardener must be a meticulous planner. It helps to take precise measurements of the area, and to draw up very large plans.

Knot Garden With Brick Walkway And Statues

Geometric Knot Garden With Boxwood Plants

Formal-looking knot gardens have been popular for hundreds of years. They are beautiful, but also practical because they require little maintenance.

Geometric Knot Garden With Boxwood Plants

Backyard Knot Garden With Bench

Knot garden design can be done by the lay person, but you need a plan and the right kinds of herbs.

Backyard Knot Garden With Bench

Beautiful Knot Garden With Brick Borders

Knot garden plants should be chosen for their similarity in care and site, and then placed so that the tallest plants aren’t covering up the lowest.

Beautiful Knot Garden With Brick Borders

Knot Garden With Pavers And Statue

A knot garden is a series of plants set so that when one views them from afar, they form an illusion of patterned rope weaving in and out and around itself.

Knot Garden With Pavers And Statue

Front Yard Knot Garden With Gravels

This type of garden emerged during Queen Elizabeth I's reign, a relative of the "parterre", Italian/French gardens that were arranged in decorative patterns.

Front Yard Knot Garden With Gravels

Knot Garden With Gravels

Plants lend their many attributes to the garden just by being themselves, but a knot garden is a unique way to really let them shine and contribute with texture, pattern and fragrance.

Knot Garden With Gravels

Formal Knot Garden With Hedges

A knot garden is an attractive way to plant herbs for your kitchen garden, with small geometric sections of herbs forming a full Celtic style knot.

Formal Knot Garden With Hedges

Backyard Knot Garden With Wooden Bench

Knot gardens are planted in a way to create the impression of an intricate design and trimmed in a fashion that it appears that the herbs are growing in a knotted shape.

Backyard Knot Garden With Wooden Bench
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