Made to Order: Symmetrical Gardens

Symmetrical design transforms landscapes into controlled works of art. These layouts complement classical architecture and reinforce the belief that beauty derives from order and simplicity.

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Repeated Planting

Symmetrical layouts are often less obvious when viewed from eye level, especially when taller plants are used. The combination of formal design and more relaxed, organic planting is a tried-and-tested formula, but it requires skill in balancing a limited palette of repeated forms, textures and colors.

By leading the eye through the garden, this long, airy avenue of grass demonstrates the value of taking a mellow approach to symmetry.

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