What makes an English Garden?
We sometimes hear that there are different types of gardens: English, French, Italian, Asian, and others. What if you wanted to create a space at home with a specific theme?
In this post, we will take a look at what you’ll need to create an English garden.
If you own a house and have some land to play with, these are the top 4 items you’ll need to create an English garden: gravel walkway, shaped hedges, roses and a bench.
Everything needs to be symmetrical or at least very orderly looking. Like you took a ruler and drew on the walkways, very straight.
At the end of each walkway, it’s great to create a focal point so that it’s interesting to walk on this straight walkway. In the picture above, the focal point is a bench.
Unlike a French garden, which has more “curls”, an English garden is more geometric lines and free-growing perennials. If an English garden has a circle, it’s usually very symmetric, with a fountain or a flower bed in the middle.
If you live in an apartment and want to spice it up with some culture through gardening, simply add these items: hydrangea, roses and a round-shaped boxwood bush, in a pot or a basket like this.
And you are now ready for an English tea party!