|home / explore section / garden styles / italian garden|
Explore - Garden Styles
From formal to informal or somewhere in between, let us help you decide which garden style you prefer. Our garden style section shows you lots of garden styles you may enjoy creating in your own landscape. Use the arrows to the right to browse through our selection of garden styles.
Custom Multi-use Patio Design
Patio Spaces in a Sloping Yard
Home Landscapes Front and Back
Frontyard Facelift, Big Difference
Building a Garden? What First?
Italian Gardens - Why a Designer?
10 Ways To Save On Landscape
Italian Garden Design - Tuscany
Southern Garden Plan
Golf Course Lot Plan
Japanese Garden Plan
Backyard Patio & Arbor Plan
Walled Courtyard Plan
Garden Plan Walks & Arbors
Wood Deck & Wildlife Planting
Gazebo Pavilion & Flagstone Patio
Italian gardens, just like Italian architecture, use classic principles, like symmetry, columns, and sculpture. With symmetry, the gardens are usually divided equally on two sides by sidewalks or trees. Then, each side is designed exactly the same. The geometric design might also be used in smaller planters used near the home to plant patterns of flowers or herbs. Sculptures, water fountains or statuaries might be a focal point in the garden surrounded by exquisite plants or flowers. While a wide variety of trees will grow in Italy, they're most known for olive and cypress trees.