Since then he has never looked back, setting up the farm unit on the estate, looking after woodland and overseeing the maintenance of the formal gardens
HE'S HAD HIS HANDS FULL: Dennis Sheriff worked hard to maintain both a walled garden, with vegetable, fruit and herb plots, and a formal garden
, but he loved his job; HANGING UP HIS HOE: Eric and Marion Brown of Roman Camp Country House Hotel are sad to see their gardener of 15 years go
But formal gardens
are by no means a strictly British tradition.
have straight hedges and walls, paths with perfect right angles at every bend, and geometric-shaped beds.
A formal garden
relies on symmetry and balance, employing strong lines and focal points to emphasize the tailored look of the carefullyplanned planting.
The steep garden, which offers views across Woodsome, features fruit trees and flowers, a water garden, a formal garden
and two summer houses.
As well as exposed stone features, private lane access, principal garden, formal garden
and courtyard with an L-shaped balcony overlooking it, this unique family home also consists of four reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, two cloakrooms, two utility rooms, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Ornate pots and those of aged stone suit a formal garden
, while traditional terracotta is classic in any garden setting.
Because it is a formal garden
, any trees should be neatly positioned and a group of the slender Italian cypress (Cupressus sempervirens Pyramidalis) would look brilliant.
The principles of order and proportion (which must be visible from above), the expression of splendour, the geometrical forms, were fundamental principles of both Renaissance court dance and the formal garden
Behind the original--and still-standing home--Burden and his mother, Miss Ollie as she was known, designed and planted a one-acre formal garden