Charming and peaceful formal garden design ideas

(Above) Petite Pillar™ Dwarf Boxwoods and Blackhawks Big Bluestem grass offer soft, symmetrical structure. Placed in front of the vibrant Grace N’ Grit™ Pink Shrub Rose in a sleek container.

Formal garden design may seem daunting at first. But once you get into the unifying elements, you’ll find that it’s actually one of the simplest design concepts. The secret to a timeless formal garden is what we call “Architectural Simplicity.” Or, the use of symmetry, topiary, sculptural plants, and a limited plant palette. Use this to achieve a sense of classic appeal and history in a garden. No matter how long it’s been there.

Ready to learn how to give your space a feeling of refined elegance without the frustration of complicated design plans? We lay it all out for you right here, including design tips, professional landscape inspiration, and plant lists.