Regular style in landscape design: characteristic features and selection of plants

Much depends on the appearance of the infield. It's no secret that being outdoors relieves stress, calms, pacifies and charges the body with clean energy. The site where the landscape design is carefully thought out, made in one style, and the plants look well-groomed and luxuriant, will always cheer you up, allowing you to find your lost peace of mind. Many people think about what style to choose for the design of their garden. If you are a fan of clear symmetrical compositions, the correct geometric shapes and order in life and in nature, perhaps a regular style in landscape design is your option.

It should be noted that for a regular garden you will need a large plot on which you can create compositions that can demonstrate the beauty of this style.

Characteristics and features of a regular garden

Axial compositions are very popular. They, as a rule, are formed around the central axis - alleys, paths. Often in the center of the axis is a body of water - a pond or fountain. Symmetrical compositions are formed on both sides of the central axis - lawns and flowerbeds of the correct form, alleys and malls with bushes and trees with trimmed crowns.

An example of an axial composition in a small area. On both sides of the central path there are geometrically regular symmetrical lawns on which plants are planted in rows, trees on the site are located in a special symmetry, forming an interesting combination

Bosquet is an integral part of a regular park. A bosquet is a group of shrubs or trees planted in a certain way. In a special way, trimmed plants can form something like a green arbor or room, a curtain that hides visitors from prying eyes, imitate various geometric forms or even some architectural forms - arches, columns, turrets.

There are two varieties of bosquets:

  1. the so-called cabinet, where plants are planted around the perimeter;
  2. artificial grove is a group of ornamental shrubs or trees that are planted on the lawn:

An example of an office in a regular park - shorn bushes form a green wall, in the niches of which there are arches, statues are installed. In the center of the cabinet is a symmetrical composition in the form of a flower bed. In your garden you can also make a similar veil of shrubs and a lawn, forming a cozy corner

A small artificial grove, for the creation of which you can use decorative plants in tubs

A regular garden is inconceivable without neat lawns of the correct form, it is they who largely give such a garden a formal and noble appearance.

The history of landscape art has more than one hundred years; already in the 16th century, gardeners created magnificent regular gardens and parks surrounding the imperial palaces. In many ways, this style has remained unsurpassed, and today surprising with clarity, grace, luxury and noble lines.

Of course, it is not possible to create a real regular park in a relatively small area, but you can use some characteristic elements - symmetrical planting of plants on geometrically regular lawns located along the central alley, or several paths diverging in straight lines from a reservoir or flowerbed.

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Two examples of composition formation around the central track: 1) using an arch and symmetrically arranged shrubs; 2) using a central flowerbed and gravel path framing it

You can plant flowers on the flower beds in such a way that they form rabatki. Rabatka is an elongated rectangular flower garden, where various flowers are planted in a certain order, forming beautiful patterns. Such a flower bed will look great on the sides or between garden paths.

In a special way, the flowers planted form beautiful patterns on the flowerbed and lawns, making them look like a colorful carpet

The regular style of the garden also involves the use of sculptures or sculptural decorations in the antique style. For example, if the central alley in your garden is quite wide and extended, it will be decorated with two statues located at the beginning of the alley opposite each other. You can use vases on pedestals, or one large vase in the middle of the central flower bed.

Classical sculptures are the decoration of a regular park, they complement the composition, they look picturesque against the backdrop of luxurious greenery

And also, in the classic regular park there is always a top point from where the stalls are visible - lawns, flower beds, trees planted in a certain order. Such a garden is especially beautiful from above. In a private house, such a point could be a balcony.

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Choosing Plants for a Regular Park

As flowering plants, it is good to use annuals that bloom all summer - petunia, marigolds, irises, daisies. In spring, onions in the regular park are especially good - tulips, crocuses, daffodils. Plants should not cover the edges of the border, the clarity of lines in a regular garden should be visible in everything.

A composition for a small plot - in the center is a “bouquet” of unpretentious summer flowers, four paths diverge from the center with beams in the frame of rabatki and green lawns

Fir and thuja are suitable for a symmetrical landing. After the haircut, shrubs and trees such as cotoneaster, hawthorn, barberry, privet, linden, maple and spirea hold their shape well.

The fashion for green sculptures in regular gardens is firmly entrenched. Such a sculpture harmoniously looks on the lawn, attracting attention. There are also artificial green sculptures on sale, in appearance not much different from natural ones

To create a regular garden will require a lot of money, and constant care is needed for it - mowing trees, shrubs, lawn care, planting flowers. Wealthy owners hire a gardener to keep the garden in good condition, but if the plot is small and you use only elements of this style, you can manage it on your own.

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