A townhouse garden designed by New York firm, Foras Studio. This low maintenance space has 6 identical garden beds, each planted with a different plant. Clever concept for small spaces.

cloud pruning

Cloud Pruning (Niwaki) Cloud Pruning is pruning limbs in such a way as to create space between them and flatten the top and bottom. It gives the appearance of “clouds.” Sometimes it is a solution for problems like limited yard space.

English garden with lollipop yews and allium purple sensation in early summer.

Trees in planters in the yard with other plants surrounding themEnglish garden with lollipop yews and allium purple sensation in early summer.

Exquisite small formal garden

Exquisite small formal garden - SFH adds -This could be in Charleston, SC. based on this design. Enlarged, this photo is a great lesson in how to have a successful garden design.

Zig Zag Hedge Divides Garden Border From Walkway. Boxwood is shaped to form a zig zag design bordering the walkway and steps leading from one terrace to another. The linear shapes help define the space and bring an artful interest to this garden.


View through the box garden to the upper lawn of Cotswold Hall. Via Nicholsons Garden Design.

Cindy & Ben Lenhardt’s historic Charleston house and garden below with…

madabout-garden-design: “ A garden in South Carolina, featuring closely planted boxwood patterns that perfectly complement the eighteenth-century house ”

Sweet Topiary Garden!

From century Europe, the formal or knot gardening style incorporates geometric shapes such as squares and circles, givng it structure not found in nature.

Formal garden with clipped Buxus Sempiverens, Rosmarinus officinalis, Lavandula Angustifolia and Teucrium fruiticans. Trachelospermum jasminoides flowering on the wall - Lotte Lorimer garden design