The English garden is one of the most successful exports of all time, travelling around the globe, gathering fresh nuances along the way. Today we find it as inspiring as ever. Wherever you live and garden, you can take inspiration from the UK’s hottest designers and their finest gardens.
The creative tension between formal structure and rambunctious planting is at the core of the Arts-and-Crafts British garden style. Marked by walled gardens with giant topiary, England’s well-manicured historic estates display a peculiarly British mix of grandeur, wit, and slight dishevelment. Start with good bones (in the form of walls and hedges), add yew topiary for an instant sense of history, sprinkle in roses, ruins, formal allées and follies and you’ll be well on your way to creating a dreamy English country garden.
American gardens designed in the English style:Whether you’re looking for ideas to create an enticing cottage garden, or you prefer the stateliness of grand English manors, I can design a beautiful garden to suit your needs.