Formal Front Garden Planting Plans
This plan includes 2 low box hedges which frames the planting within. Both beds are exactly opposite each other and divided by a central path which leads up to the front door of the house. This symmetry creates a modern & formal mood to the garden.
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The box hedging is very easy to plant & maintain. Wwhen planting a garden like this, the box hedging is the first plant that should be planted. Once the box hedging is planted you can then focus on the largest plants, working your way down to the smaller plants.
2 Acers /Japanese Maples are next to be planted. These are positioned in the centre of the box ‘parterre’ beds. Maples are excellent specimen plants & ideal for front gardens as they do not grow too big. Japanese Maples require shelter from wind & also from direct sunlight.
The bed to the left of the path offers more in the way of planting space & opportunities. The formal theme is continued with block of herbaceous plants filling the space. Starting with tall to low plants we have chosen; Carex Bronze Curls, Asplenium Ferns and finally Heuchera Purple Palace. Each plant combines and contrasts excellently with a range of different leaf shapes & textures but a delicate blend of brown & glossy green leaves.
Elsewhere an ‘L’ shaped bed softens the look of an old boundary wall. This is a shaded spot & so we chose Asplenium Ferns & shade tolerant Clematis Armandii to cloth the wall.