A Plant Lover's Garden

Wander through this gorgeous garden that blends traditional and modern design styles.
From: DK Books - Design Your Garden

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Reflecting Canal

Helen Dillon’s Dublin garden is very simple in design and combines the current trend for minimalism with more traditional elements. An update to classic style, the deep borders are indulgent, and the large pool creates serenity.

Topiary Markers

The formality and symmetrical layout of the garden are softened by herbaceous borders. Topiary cones punctuate the end of the hot, fiery border.

Classic and Serene

Pale stone paving forms a neutral foil to the intense colors and textures in the borders.

Reflecting Canal

The canal leads the eye down the center of the garden to an arbor hung with flowers. A blue border that flanks the water forms a cool contrast to the fiery beds opposite. Vertical accents of yew create dramatic focal points.

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