Pictures of Formal English Gardens
Formal gardens feature straight lines, old brick, tall fountains and lots of color. Take a stroll through some of these beautiful landscapes.
A picturesque pathway of Hydrangea ‘Tardiva’ and Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ resides on the south side of the property, situated under neighboring shady white pine trees. Design by Barry Block
In the distance, the dogwood tree acts as a focal point to pull the eye down the steppingstones. Tip: Soft textures and colors evoke a feeling of being able to wander and get lost in relaxation. Design by Barry Block
This rambling English garden features roses climbing over a series of arbors with birch trees, ornamental pears and crepe myrtles sitting in between. Design by Jamie Durie
4.Plenty of Right Angles
Formal gardens are characterized by symmetry and order, and this aristocratic setting certainly fits the bill. Within the tall brick barriers, gravel paths carve out a series of colorful flower beds.
5.Go With What’s There
This design took advantage of an existing small slope by building the pool into the slope and adding a stone wall to bridge the grade. Design by Barry Block
A brick-base arbor — which is new, but looks like it has been there a long time — makes a striking focal point in this elegant garden. Design Katrina Fairchild
7.A Perfect Fit
The pavers in this path are laid in a swirling pattern that accentuates the fountain.
8.Old World Side Yard
A neglected side yard became a garden in its own right thanks to an intricate flagstone path that connects the front yard to the back. The allée of Italian cypress trees helps to elongate the space visually, while the stonework pattern keeps it from feeling too narrow.
9.Overlooking the Backyard
A birdbath surrounded by flower beds anchors this landscape design. Design by Virginia Rockwell
Cherubs hold up the bench to provide a welcoming seat next to the tranquil sounds of the cherub-topped fountain. Design by Joan Grabel
11.Formal Meets Fun
Masses of colorful perennials frame the patio spaces in this whimsical garden.
In the privacy of a classic English walled garden, the low-angled sun washes a magical glow across the hidden retreat terrace.
13.Long and Winding Road
How could you not want to take a stroll down this cobblestone walkway underneath the pretty wisteria arches?
This well-manicured lawn with a central sundial is worthy of a European castle or estate.
A winding lawn leads to a surprise seating area in this backyard garden. Design by Patricia Wagner
16.Down to a Destination
A gradual staircase leads down to a traditional-style fountain and a quartered circular courtyard.