Here are some examples of garden styles that may help you decide what you want. Often a garden borrows from more than one style.

Formal & Elegant



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This style involves clean lines and shapes, classical outdoor furniture and a sense of order and harmony like a piece of music by Bach with every note in the right place. The tranquility of water can also take pride of place.

Wild & Abundant



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This style involves curved shapes, beautiful, full and colourful planting, grasses that sway in the wind and often swathes of American and European prairie plants. Because this kind of garden has a large perennial component the garden is in a constant flux with a succession of colours, shapes and seed heads throughout the season.

Contemporary



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This style is usually very low in maintenance, with bold, structural plants and hard landscaping which gives a Wow factor to it’s adjoining house. This style of design can involve strong lines, clean spaces, modern sculpture and water features.

English Cottage Traditional



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This style is billowy and fertile, with garden potages, tall summer favourites like delphiniums and hollyhocks, fruit tress and herbs. The sense is dreamy and romantic, with strong fragrances and a rich variety of plants.