GET THE LOOK
Linear structures and elements that attract and then direct the eye, such as allées, avenues, borders and pathways are ideal for punctuating with a focal point.
Placed at the end of the space as a visual full stop focal points of urns, seats or sculpture keep the eye moving forward, while on the sides they create a sense of greater width and an illusion of space.
Focal points aren’t only for grand landscapes with long vistas. They belong equally in the prettiest cottage gardens, the smallest plots or tiniest courtyard, where having something beautiful to look at will increase rather than diminish the sense of space.
Plant in large swathes of colour and be bold with combinations.
Value the beauty of deciduous trees in the garden, taking care that the mature size is appropriate to your space.
Plan the placement of foliage colour to create vignettes.
The house overlooks one of the lakes with its watery reflectionsfrom stands of salix