English Landscaped Garden

The English landscape garden allows all strict boundaries to disappear in favor of a seemingly disordered overall composition. Everything looks organic and close to nature. Picturesque views and effects through sculptures, old tree stumps and small walls are important.

For this, a natural-looking enclosure through trees, bushes, hedges, walls, fences is required.

The individual beds are divided by narrow paths. Important plants are berry bushes, rural perennials such as coneflowers, peonies, anemones, climbing roses and herbs such as thyme in cracks in the wall.

English Landscaped Garden

The English landscape garden allows all strict boundaries to disappear in favor of a seemingly disordered overall composition. Everything looks organic and close to nature. Picturesque views and effects through sculptures, old tree stumps and small walls are important.

English Landscaped Garden

Above all, this requires a natural-looking enclosure through trees, bushes, hedges, walls and fences.

The individual beds are divided by narrow paths. Important plants are berry bushes, rural perennials such as coneflowers, peonies, anemones, climbing roses and herbs such as thyme in cracks in the wall.

History

In the 18th century people in England discovered their love for nature and the landscape very early. This view then became the cornerstone for the so-called landscape gardens.

Initially, it was the winding paths and landscape-related design motifs with which the freer garden forms were implemented. Nature knows no straight lines. Therefore, symmetrical gardens were not used. The creators of the new gardens used wavy lines.

The garden was seen as a walk-in landscape.

Year of the English garden

In 2016, 300 years of the English Garden were celebrated. In England over 150 gardens and estates could be visited on the occasion.

Wisley Garden

Wisley Garden

Wisley Garden is the center of English horticulture and the cradle of the English “Garden Spirit”
The “Royal Horticultural Society” maintains a garden in Wisley (South East England) that is used as a test field for all current gardening requirements. Gardeners are trained here

Outlook

Anyone who has been able to enjoy a leisurely stroll through an “English landscape garden” and look at everything in peace, garden expert or not, will be amazed by the beauty of these gardens and landscapes and will hardly be able to resist the fascination that the colorful gardens and lavish landscapes.

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