A garden by the residence
Our company has designed this large garden (0,5 ha) so that it matched in terms of style the big villa with a historic look. The garden is kept in formal style with some small inconsistency at the edges of the garden. Entering the garden through the exquisite, wrought-iron gate we can see centrally situated rondo with a boxwood cone in the middle and four symmetrical boxwood frames. In the quarters we planted the evergreen Pachysandra terminalis and lily-shaped tulips in large amounts. There are also some white rhododendrons planted next to the house and the entrance is decorated with the impressive yew cones.
The tradition of formal (or regular designing) aims at satisfying the needs of humans to achieve the order we like. Formal style, also called the French style, originates from seventeenth-century France and is still continued not only in palace and royal gardens but also in many private gardens around the world. It follows the classic rules of geometry, proportion and symmetry.
The typical element of formal gardens are clipped hedges, which demand a lot of care. It is also a good idea to add some statutes, fountains and vases to the neatly ordered greenery. In this garden we planned a special place for them – the niches in the yew hedges. They are waiting for the perfect sculptures.
One of the viewing axis of the garden runs from the front of the house to the gate but the place is too small to lead it towards the disappearing point on the horizon. That is why the main viewing axis of the garden is the view from the side terrace. The garden is the longest in this place. Halfway, on both sides of the pavement we designed another symmetrical boxwood frame, which is the most important element here. At the end of the viewing axis we placed the niche for the sculpture.
In this part of the garden we also designed the rose garden. It is situated next to the circular resting square, surrounded by the low yew hedge. It is the living room on fresh air, hidden behind the green wall. We added here a spring, the fountain coming from the sandstone sphere. Another attractive element is supposed to be the round labyrinth but the project has not been executed so far. The place where it was supposed to be is paved with granite cubes and is used for other purposes now (the kids trampoline). On this side of the house there is the kitchen terrace.
Nothing is random in this garden. Everything looks like it was planted in straight lines. The frames of the garden are created from the uniform yew, spruce and hornbeam hedges. There are also the big trees planted in the garden: plane-trees and ginkgo, and there are climbing roses and ivy on the walls. In the flower beds there are heucheras, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, ferns, euonymus, Cotoneaster horizontalis and ivy.
The flowerbeds by the fence are not so neat but here you can also see the limited variety of species. We can tell that a lot of work needs to be done to take proper care of this garden. We placed there the decorative benches from teak wood (English Lutjens model).