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Traditional Garden Styles

Traditional garden styles are perfect for homeowners who like a sense of order and a formal landscape. Traditional gardens tend to have a symmetrical layout with well-defined areas. A dining terrace is a must for entertaining guests created from brick or clay pavers. Adding a water feature with a fountain can become a focal point or classic statues illuminated in the evening. Maintaining a pristine lawn is a priority for a traditional garden, as are manicured perimeter hedges. Grow abundant flower borders for colour and use urns for planters on the terrace. Much of your time will be spent clipping your topiary into interesting shapes and keeping your lawn immaculate. The in-house design team at Acacia Gardens has created a list of ten traditional garden features you may wish to include.

10 Traditional Garden Design Features

  1. Designing a symmetrical layout
  2. Installing a brick or clay paver terrace
  3. Building a pergola above your seating area
  4. Creating gravel or brick pathways
  5. Adding a water feature with a fountain
  6. Showcasing classic statues for admiration
  7. Maintaining a pristine lawn
  8. Having manicured hedges instead of a fence
  9. Growing abundant flower borders
  10. Using urns for planters and topiary
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Traditional Styles and Design

A traditional garden style is a formal garden design with order and a sense of grandeur. It will often include a dining terrace, a water fountain, classic statues, urns with flowers or topiary and a manicured lawn. This type of garden is perfect for anyone who likes a sense of order to their landscape and can afford to keep it looking neat.

This type of garden style suits period properties.

Brick and clay pavers or natural sandstone for terraces and patios. Brick walls and raised flower beds. Stick to traditional materials.

The garden materials should be natural, such as brick, clay, or neutral sandstone. Planting should be mainly green with hedges or topiary. Flower beds can be colourful. Either keep to a colour palette of red with white or blue with purple or mix it up with various colours.

Hedges and topiary are ideal. We also recommend tulips, daffodils, iris, peonies, hyacinths, climbing hydrangeas and rose bushes.

How Acacia Gardens Can Help
With Your Traditional Garden Design

Our in-house team can create your traditional garden. We can produce 3D plans and a 3D video to help you visualise how your garden could look in a traditional style. If you like these ideas, our complete garden design and build package are cost-effective and hassle-free, saving you time and money. You could be relaxing with your family outside sooner than you think. Contact Acacia Gardens today to discuss your requirements.

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