Tesco's Abergele store staff volunteers are helping to restore Gwrych Castle's formal gardens
; right, the store's community champion Jan Williams
"The formal gardens
consist of a series of south-facing terraces which slope down to the sea," said Anthony.
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.
Maybe you yearn for the informal romance of the cottage garden or something settled and ordered in a formal garden
. Maybe you fancy the riot of colour and jungle feel of the fantasy exotic garden or you might want something stylish and modern in an urban chic garden.
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 Importance of Andre Mollet and His Family for the Development of the French Formal Garden
." In The French 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
. Through the years he has expanded it to 25 acres, including a semi-formal garden and well-maintained natural area.