Parterre de broderie also called parterre de broderie type of parterre garden evolved in France in the late 16th century and characterized by the division of paths and beds to form an embroidery-like pattern. The patterns were flowing ribbons of form (generally of formalized foliate design) rather than the angular shapes typical of other types of parterre; and the various beds into which the parterre was divided by paths were coordinated in a single symmetrical design.

Beautiful Parterres

Beautiful Parterres

Eyrignac Gardens, France

Gardens of the Château de Marqueyssac, France

Givenchy's garden

Sedum sarmentosum

stone work