18th Oct 2012 – Formal or Free

There is one thing that I am not very fond of.  It is formal gardens with clipped hedges, neatly shaped lawns and crisp, symmetrically planted flower beds.  I know that there is a place for them, but they are not for me.

Give me a garden, or landscape, that allows freedom of form; that pushes the boundaries; where plants are allowed to fall where they may.

I often see gardens as a ‘mirror’ of the owners.  I wonder what owner of the garden where I took this photograph is like?  Are they pushing the boundaries and free thinking?  I hope so.

This entry was published on October 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm. It’s filed under Photos and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

7 thoughts on “18th Oct 2012 – Formal or Free

  1. cool shot! you should have seen the father’s gardens, he was/is obsessed with gardening and perfection…

  2. I agree with you about formal gardens. Cool shot!

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