A kept-to-perfection backyard is beautiful and can’t help but add to the charm and desirability of a home. And the formal parterre garden, made by 16th-century French garden designer Claude Mollett, is a classic, gorgeous look for anyone with a green thumb (or a full-time gardener). Its paths, green boundaries and vegetation are a timeless look for any century also, luckily, are easily applicable to today’s lifestyle. Here are a few fabulous translations of the classic design for the 21st century.
Harold Leidner Landscape Architects
English gardens were originally made to be pleasant to those passing on foot, however the French designer Claude Mollett reimagined them to be mostly appreciated from a greater story or a balcony. This lawn looks gorgeous in the stories that are higher or about the exact same level while lounging in a chaise.
Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc..
While little herbs and flowering plants were the norm in English gardens prior to the parterre, Mollett chose boxwoods to edge the designs so that the design was more prominent from above. Adding both boxwoods and small flowers and herbs to the interior landscape is a superb idea since they smell sweet, look beautiful from feet away and also make seasoning dinner a cinch.
Garrett Churchill Inc..
Nowadays, parterre gardens frequently involve a combination of boxwoods and holly bushes, since the boxwoods are exceptional boundaries and hollies add height. A parterre with this mixture is frequently used as a dividing line between two properties once the owner doesn’t want a fence.
Lenkin Design Inc: Garden and Landscape Design
Tightly clipped shrubbery and gravel pathways were both chief requirements of the first parterres, but their use expanded to include flowers, which add to the elegance and beauty of the design.
Troy Rhone Garden Design
Louis XIII was a huge proponent of parterre gardens, plus they peaked in fame under his reign at the Palace of Versailles. His mind gardener, Jacques Boyceau, was instrumental in further defining the “rules” for developing a parterre. Now, incorporating seating areas makes the formal garden more attractive.
Frank & Grossman Landscape Contractors, Inc..
Formal parterre gardens traditionally comprised some sort of focal point or fundamental feature around which the remainder of the backyard was designed. This statue is amazing and seems like the focus of the yard. Fountains or other water characteristics are also fantastic anchors to the backyard, and, for extra credit, incorporating a creature form makes them even more authentic.
Cross River Design, Inc..
Compartments, pathways and repeating geometric patterns (also referred to as arabesques) are three of the components of a parterre garden which make them so beautiful from above and below.
AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc..
Nowadays, the formal parterre garden could be modified to match any design scheme. We love how this case contains many traditional components but is comfortable for lounging and contains modern touches which match with the design scheme of the remainder of the house.
Lay of the Landscape: Traditional Garden Design