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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    Syzygium australe

    Brush Cherry

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    Rosa 'Excelsa'

    Excelsa Rose

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    Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Crippsii'

    Golden Hinoki Cypress

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    Cupressus cashmeriana

    Kashmir Cypress

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    Agathis australis

    Kauri Pine

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    Syzygium campanulatum

    Kelat Paya

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    Viburnum tinus

    Lauristinus

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    Macrozamia moorei

    Magnificent Cycad

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    Araucaria heterophylla

    Norfolk Island Pine

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    Xylosma congestum

    Shiny Xylosma

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    Citrus sinensis 'Valencia'

    Valencia Orange

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    Parthenocissus quinquefolia

    Virginia Creeper

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    Juniperus conferta All Gold

    All Gold Shore Juniper

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    Acmena smithii var. minor 'Allyn Magic'

    Allyn Magic Lilly Pilly

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    Rhaphiolepis 'Apple Blossom'

    Apple Blossom Indian Hawthorn

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    Asplenium australasicum

    Bird's Nest Fern