Something is romantic and charming about the English gardens. That’s probably because the classic designs blends the contrasting aesthetics of order and chaos for an almost unexpected look. Soft curves and winding, pebble strewn paths that have a rustic charm and give a sense of movement is a main characteristic of the English gardens. Geometric forms for flower and herb beds such as squares and rectangles provide tidy areas in a relaxed setting. A common feature in the English gardens are wooden benches positioned along or at the end of a pathway, and usually in front of a small pond or fountain. Statues and large flower pots normally line walkways as ornaments. An English garden’s main flower is the rose, which often grows on a trellis, climbs stone walls or grows in beds and borders. Traditional rose types include China Tea and hybrid roses, or any variety of your choice. Other flowers accessorize the roses.
The English gardens also serves a practical function of growing herbs and vegetables used in daily cooking while boosting the garden’s colors and scents. Thyme, rosemary, dill and basil are common herbs grown in a separate garden bed. A variety of vegetables such as carrots, lettuce, squash and cucumbers and tomatoes normally grow beside the herbs in other beds.