The Gardens of stately homes usually fall into two categories. The first is the formal garden. This features a Long Square lawn in front of the property and lots of organised space at the back. By organised we referred to neat rows of bedding plants and ordered bays with coordinated flowers. This also usually features long hedge Rows of varying size. The idea here is to create a room but outside. It is almost as if the designers wanted the house to continue, only without a roof! This formal design also needs a decent lawn and you need to have Mountfield spares and DIY spare parts to make sure that yours is in tip top condition.
There is another reason for the formal garden design. The trim topiary and neat Hedges also suggests nature held in check and controlled by the gardener. The bedding plants and colour choices all suggest of human beings taking control and getting plants to do what they want them to do.
The other and more natural look is that of the landscape garden. This was first created by Capability Brown in the early 1800s. Rather than have nature held in check he wanted to create Gardens that suggested nature was running wild. This involved lots of avenues of trees and rolling landscape. It also had the feature of a large natural Lake. This was usually served by a fountain or weir.