WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT GARDEN STYLES?
If you want to learn about gardening styles then you have to learn what are the different garden styles? You all know there are no limits to the potential range of garden designs and styles. Formal Gardens, Informal Gardens, Cottage Gardens, Balcony Gardens, Topiary Gardens, Water Gardens, Roof Gardens, Knot Gardens, Meadow Gardens, Natural Gardens, Sunken Gardens, Bird Gardens, Astral Gardens, Woodland Gardens, Italianate Gardens, Wildlife & Conservation Gardens, Wild Gardens, and many more gardens…… but the 3 basic styles of gardens are:-
Formal Gardens/Classical Garden
Formal gardens are majestic gardens that are designed usually in a symmetrical way, usually in good proportion, and also they are geometrically balanced whether that be a circle, square, or rectangle. Also, their appearance is so classic. Formal gardens are designed classically and so the other name of this garden is the Classical Gardens. Their sturdiness is the structure or the backbone of the gardens commonly in the form of walls, hedges, paths, or terracing which controls the plants.
Informal Gardens/Naturalistic Gardens– Informal gardens are arranged in a non-symmetrical way. In this garden, the plants are allowed to grow into their natural shapes and so they are also called Naturalistic Gardens. Meadow and woodland gardens are good examples of informal gardens but an excellent example of Informal Gardens is the Cottage Gardens. Meadow Gardens may be developed easily and pleasingly on even relatively poor soil because some of the most eye-catching grassland species prefer these conditions rather than richer or well-fertilized garden soil.
Wild Gardens– Butterfly Gardens, Astral Gardens (Nakshatra Udyan), and Bird Gardens, are some of the versions of Wild gardens. Wild species such as tall, pink, willow, or forest herb (Epilobium), and yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata) flourish in this naturalistic corner. The pond and the dense cover of reeds and other plants make it an alluring haven for wildlife.