An oasis of calm in the gentile city of Charleston, Peggy and Woody Rash's garden is ideal for parties with its lovely water feature, multiple outdoor rooms, trees for shade and a brick patio that won't tangle up high heels.
Trimmed hedges not only bring a touch of symmetry to the yard, but also mark the entrance to its strolling garden. As guests follow the gravel path, they'll be treated to sights of topiaries, perennials and ornamental grasses.
The rear terrace is framed by stone balustrades with decorative urns, leading to an inviting swimming pool. The line of the terrace is continued with the use of a linear hedge to further define the garden's spaces.
An expansive and lush lawn connects different rooms within the garden. The emerald green boxwood hedge with a clipped topiary defines the lawn from the swimming pool and the low blue fence and arbor frame a small floral and herb garden.
David Austin's two-acre rose garden in Albrighton, UK
David Austin's two-acre rose garden in Albrighton, UK attracts visitors from all around the world, many of whom travel thousands of miles to visit the home of the AustinÕs English Roses. The rose garden's 700 different varieties of roses bloom in fragrant flushes from late May until the first frosts. Featured areas include The Lion Garden (seen here), The Renaissance Garden and the National Collection of English Roses. The Austin gardens are open to the public year-round.
A Formal English Garden with Boxwood Topiaries and Fountain
The parterre style of the garden is defined with strong elements like topiary boxwoods in varying shapes, layered with softer plants like hyssop. The linear gravel walkway leads the visitor from the house to a formal, round fountain, and their eye to the lawn and landscape beyond.
This traditional home features a large front yard with detailed landscaping. The hedges creates a formal border around the yard, while the plant design inside features lots of flowing and inviting grass variations.