Courtyard Garden

Courtyard garden styles – Courtyards are found all over the world, and certainly formed the basis for gardens from very early times. The heart of a Roman house, the central open courtyard or atrium, had an enclosed hortus off it; both turned their backs on the often harsh environment outside.

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Herb Garden Styles

Herb Garden Styles – A formal herb garden is often designed in the form of a parterre with closely clipped low hedges of box, which give a defined frame to the herbs. There are other suitable plants for hedging, however. Santolina chamaecyparis gives a beautiful silver frame to the design, wall germander (Teucrium x lucidrys)

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