Also popularly known as the English landscape park, the English Garden presents an idealized version of Nature at its best. It is believed to have been inspired by paintings of landscapes by Claude Lorraine and Nicholas Poussin. Lakes, gentle slopes of lawns, thick trees, classical temples, bridges, Gothic ruins and beautiful architecture are the unique features of English Gardens. The design of English Garden is such that it blends easily with a variety of styles of home. This is a popular outdoor design theme and is revealed by home owners all over the world.
English Garden is believed to be the principal style of gardening in Europe in 17th century. This garden was later imitated by the French landscape garden at the end of the 18th century. St. Petersburg, Russia and Pavlovsk saw such gardens in abundance. Appeared around the world in the 19th century, it also had a major influence on the form of the public parks and gardens.
English Gardens are known for their unique designs and gracious curves, sprawling lush lawns, colorful and fragrant blooms, shady trees, etc that provide a relaxing and serene atmosphere to the place. It can be a relaxing hideout away from day to day hassles of life. It gives an impression of tranquil English countryside. The root of this garden lies in the English culture and is known for a wide array of beautiful and colorful flowers with heady fragrances. The romantic touch is also there in these gardens where secluded areas for sitting are provided so as to give complete privacy to the couples.
Secluded sitting areas with majestic shady trees acting as a canopy and meandering walkways covered with paved stones and interspersed with creeping vines is the unique features of English Gardens.
Pathways wind around and are surrounded by beautiful lush plantations giving it a serene and relaxed feel. Small bridges, lakes, ponds, Gothic ruins, temples, etc also form an essential part of English Gardens. The style was later adopted by Europe and as a result a variety of variations developed in this unique style of gardening.