Lush Life: Using Organic Shapes in Large Gardens

Characterized by flowing lines, soft curves and relaxed designs, organic layouts blur the original layout of larger gardens to pleasant effect.

Excerpted from Garden Design
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Fluid Lines

An S-shaped design is a simple way to give the illusion of movement and space, and to direct the eye through the garden. The spaces at either end are ideal for planting, a seating area or an ornamental feature, such as a pool. If these two areas are different in size, they may provide balanced contrast by being tightly coiled at one end and more relaxed at the other.

Don't be afraid to include whimsy in your design, for example with robust planting, durable sculpture and a little tunnel ideal for a game of hide-and-seek.

Excerpted from Garden Design

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