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Classical gardens

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Formal gardens defined by clean geometry, symmetry and crisp lines.

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Victorian gardens

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A formal style. Fences, when present, are made of cast iron or wood and are often draped with climbing vines or roses. Hedges and specimen plantings of trees and shrubs are common as are garden accents such as pools, fountains, or sculptures.

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Japanese gardens

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Use many different elements of the landscape such as plants, stone, water, sculptures and structures to create a peaceful, healing outdoor space.

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Minimalist gardens

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Perfect for people with tight spaces who like having a neat outdoor garden but don’t necessarily enjoy spending the whole weekend doing landscape maintenance. Strong, clean edges are common, while abundant flowering perennials and shrubs are not.

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Rooftop gardens

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Most common in urban environments where land other than the footprint of the building is minimal. Rooftop gardens can take many forms and serve as an outdoor space for people to gather in groups or individuals to have some time to themselves outside.

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Chinese gardens

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Have a strong focus on the built environment; often a building or a structure will play an important role in the garden and a fence or wall surrounding the garden is common. Within the garden, staples include rock displays, water features and heavily pruned trees and shrubs.

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Colonial gardens

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These gardens maximize the potential of any size space and provide beauty and diversity to the landscape. A picket fence or hedge will often be found bordering neat, tight rows of plants, vegetables and herbs. Mown grass, clay bricks, crushed shells and other natural materials are used for the pathways instead of sleek concrete pavers.

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Contemporary gardens

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Some similarities with minimalist gardens; both use well defined lines and edges and make a big impact with a small space. Plants, structures, and unique outdoor furniture blend seamlessly together in contemporary gardens.

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Country gardens

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Also known as cottage gardens, are known to be surrounded by a picket fence which may be covered with climbing roses while other aromatic shrubs and perennials overflow from the planting beds. This garden type doesn’t follow many strict rules; often edible vegetables will be growing right in with the blooming perennials.

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A Feng Shui garden

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Will be carefully planned so all of its elements are in the location they’re meant to be to maximize the chi (life energy) of the space. Yin-yang is about finding the complimentary balance between differing forms of life energy, or chi. These gardens will explore the relationship between contrasting materials which complement each other.

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Naturalistic gardens

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Comparable to colonial and country gardens at first site with their free-flowing bed edges and perennial masses. These gardens often forgo products like fertilizers and pesticides and instead focus on using native plant material and water features like ponds and streams in an effort to increase biodiversity within the garden.