Formal garden Planting Guide & Tips

Garden Type

Looking for the perfect plants for your formal garden? Symmetrical plantings and stylized plant forms, like hedges and topiary, help to define and link elements within any formal garden.
Take a look at our selection of formal garden plants like the white cypress pine, perfect as a formal screen, shade tree or windbreak; rosemary for the ideal formal hedge or border; and English Box for topiary. Don’t forget to check out our information on annuals and perennials in our herbaceous plants collection, to find the perfect seasonal companions for your formal garnden.

    Formal garden

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    Muehlenbeckia axillaris

    Matted Lignum

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    Cornus 'Norman Hadden'

    Norman Hadden Dogwood

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    Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

    Purple Japanese Maple

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    Larix sibirica

    Sibirian Larch

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    Wisteria 'White Blue Eyes'

    White Blue Eyes Wisteria

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    Lavandula stoechas 'Winter Purple'

    Winter Purple Lavender

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    Hebe 'Wiri Cloud'

    Wiri Cloud Hebe

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    Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold'

    Yellow Bird of Paradise

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    Westringia fruticosa 'Zena'

    Zena Coast Rosemary

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    Archontophoenix alexandrae

    Alexandra Palm

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    Chamaedorea seifrizii

    Bamboo Palm

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    Prunus avium

    Bird Cherry

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    Thuja occidentalis 'Bobozam'

    Bowling Ball Arborvitae