The main garden is to the rear of the house where the formality of the front garden is continued with a herb parterre
and two symmetrical potagers.
Paths that blush when they embrace the chubbiness of the parterres
The original parterres
had intricate patterns, were usually created near the main house and surrounded by a terrace or raised walk with vantage points for viewing from above.
Woven willow Photinia Leylandii Lavender Bimbo Box topiary Beech Parterre
Latham's images of the Villa Gamberaia are particularly striking as they show Princess Ghika's transformation of the decrepit old parterre
garden into the spectacular water garden we know today.
Among all those clipped and ruled parterres
in the chateaux of the Loire this containment and regulation of nature seems perfectly reasonable.
As well as vast parterres
and miles of box hedging, the lupin border is one of the best in the country.
On the 300m-long east facade of Yekaterininsky palace there still exists a striking arabesque parterre
, beyond which lies a large formal composition of rectangles formed by straight passageways and a canal.
He has created two, modern parterre
gardens now due to be entered in a national award scheme.
67) The geometric compartments of flowers changed into parterres
of box, and the patterns in these beds also underwent a radical alteration.
and having gained its summit, enjoyed a most enchanting view; a vast expanse of green meadows and strawberry fields; a meandering river gliding through, saluting in its various turnings the swelling, green, turfy knolls, embellished with parterres
of flowers and fruitful strawberry beds; flocks of turkeys strolling about them; herds of deer prancing in the meads or bounding over the hills; companies of young, innocent Cherokee virgins, some busy gathering the rich fragrant fruit, others having already filled their baskets, lay reclined under the shade of floriferous and fragrant native bowers of Magnolia, Azalea Philadelphus, perfumed Calycanthus, sweet Yellow Jassamine and cerulean Glycenefrutescens.