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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    Dianthus x allwoodii

    Allwood Pinks

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    Escallonia alpina

    Alpine Escallonia

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    Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. alpina

    Alpine Tufted Hair Grass

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    Cotinus obovatus

    American Smoke Tree

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    Phormium 'Anna Red'

    Anna Red Flax

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    Betula platyphylla

    Asian White Birch

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    Cedrus atlantica

    Atlas Cedar

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    Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'

    Autumn Blaze Maple

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    Syzygium australe 'Baby Boomer'

    Baby Boomer Scrub Cherry

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    Malus domestica 'Ballerina Polka'

    Ballerina Polka Apple