A formal garden in an informal world
|The fairly unassuming driveway leads to to the hidden back yard garden. |
The lattice fence dividers force and purposely placed pots force you to weave through to the back.
|Looking back down the driveway to the road.|
| At the end of the driveway, this lattice "wall" stops you, forcing you to go to the right. |
You can see the white garden shed beyond. More on that in a second...
|And this is what you see to the right. Nice, huh? From this angle, it doesn't look too formal a layout.|
|As you stand directly behind the house, this is the view. Garden areas or |
"rooms" are off to the left and right of this central path.
|This shows the area behind the fence that was at the end of the driveway.|
|Looking back toward the driveway. Cripes. I need a backyard schematic for this garden!|
|The garden shed is a room with desk and daybed and french doors!|
|Behind the shed is this grilling/dining area.|
|And off the dining/grilling area, behind the garden shed is this compact potting area. Genius.|
|The dining area by the grill -- complete with topiary mural paintings.|
|Opposite the central path from the grill/dining area is a small sitting area with bench.|
|From any angle the garden looks lush and full and NOT formal.|
|Next year, I have to visit again to get more pictures looking back toward the house.|