This urban, in town garden was on a corner lot.
There were many formal elements elegantly crammed into a small space.
This small marble fountain was perfectly in scale. The interior of the basin was lined with painted tiles.
The above planter looks tiny in this photo but actuallly it was very large.
Rudbekia maxima are the yellow and black tall flowers in the back. I have some in my own garden and I love how tall they get.
Lots of brick paths squeezed into this space.
See that cut stone gazebo in the distance? That beauty was imported from Europe.
The above row of Thuja Arborvitae 'Emerald Green' were awesome. I've been pondering what tree to plant on my back fence and these beauties have won me over!
This garden had five distinct rooms. This pool area is the very back garden room.
It maninly consisted of potted plants.
Creeping fig growing on the back wall.
Everything was symmetrical in this room: twin chairs, twin planters with two shrubs, twin lights, twin outdoor speakers. The only single item was in the middle. All this set against a wall of green. You can do this at home with modest gardenalia. Simply buy two of everything.
Above, you can look back from the pool area into the parterre garden.
I'm ready to relax by the pool.
More symmetry. This is a key to designing a formal garden.
Here's a closeup of that delightful stone gazebo. See the iron dome roof?
This beautiful wrought iron arched gate has been featured in several books. It used to stand on the grounds of a school several miles away.
Remember those sweeping curved steps at the beginning of this tour? Above you see a side view.
Lovely lacecap hydrangea in the side yard. Plenty more pretty pictures to come. Part two of this tour coming soon!