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Formal garden

A garden that has plantings, walks, pools and fountains that follow a definite recognizable plan, and are frequently symmetrical and emphasize geometrical forms.
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formal garden

A garden whose plantings, walks, pools, fountains, etc., follow a definite, recognizable plan, frequently symmetrical, emphasizing geometrical forms.
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French gardens are formal and feature art and sculpture, whereas the First Nations garden within Montreal Botanical Garden is just as nature intended.
390: "French gardens never became as popular as either English or Renaissance ones, perhaps because of the residual doubts about the style's suitability to democratic America"); and The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners.
Dinnerware selections will include bestsellers French Garden and NewWave, classics such as Petite Fleur and Old Luxembourg, and the new Passion Series for global food trends like barbecue, pasta and pizza.
A Little Chaos Cert 12A LOVE planted in a French garden takes blooming forever to flower in this wilting period romance.
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The material has been applied to lasagna dishes, square and oval bakers, quiche dishes and round souffle's in several of the company's more popular patterns, such as Cottage, French Garden, Home Elements, Petite Fleur, Switch 3, Twist Alea and Vieux Luxembourg.
The tiny bearded statues were nicked by members of the shadowy French Garden Gnome Liberation Front from homes in Saint-Die-des-Vosges, eastern France.
The pillar candles and pew arrangements of ivy and white Virginia roses set the mood of a French garden. The wrought iron arches that twinkled with white lights and ivy created a perfect entrance for the bride and her father.
It was the French garden architect Andre Mollet who re-designed the gardens at St James's Palace from 1629 to 1633 on the invitation of Queen Henrietta Maria.
They are the precursors of a new and different sensibility, and a new relationship of humanity to nature, brilliantly analyzed by Vincent Scully who argues that 'In the Italian garden, water is the awesome gift of the earth; in the French garden, water becomes primarily the optical medium by means of which the sky is reflected'.(7) Scully describes the great canal at Versailles where 'our gaze moves rapidly down the tapis vert, but when it hits the water it literally takes off.
Features of the house include a large entrance hall, living room with an inglenook fireplace with seasoned oak mantel beam and reclaimed York Flagstones, French garden doors and a large dressing room as well as full en-suite bathroom.
There in the 1690s he employed the celebrated French garden designer Guillaume Beaumont to create the topiary garden with its geometric yew forms and gigantic beech hedge, which still graces Levens Hall almost unchanged 300 years later.