Historic gardens provide great inspiration for our gardens today.  I am convinced that's why historic garden styles remain so popular as both places to visit and as a framework for new gardens.  Despite the style differences in the gardens that I visited, I found that each used the same six design elements to create wonderful outdoor spaces.  Click on the photos below to learn more about each design element.  I hope you find these useful in your own gardening. I have.

 

6 techniques shared by good gardens:

 
 
 Invite us in

Invite us in

 Shelter us

Shelter us

 Engage our senses

Engage our senses

 Have rhythm

Have rhythm

 Provide destinations

Provide destinations

 Show personality

Show personality