England is rightfully considered one of the leading countries dictating trends in garden and park fashion. English, or, as it is often called a landscape style, appeared here around the eighth century, quickly gaining a fairly wide audience of connoisseurs of pristine, natural beauty.
This style is often opposed to the regular layout of the space characteristic of the French type, since it does not contain geometric shapes and straight lines. The English style is the best of representatives of the naturalistic current in Europe, but, unlike the village — does not contain negligence. Based on natural curved lines, the garden made in this tradition looks like its designer itself acted as its designer. One of the brightest representatives of landscape stylistics, familiar to most of our compatriots, is the garden, broken around the Vorontsov Palace in the Alupka.
An important feature of the English style is the landscape. Traditionally, the role of «canvas» is played by the hilly area, between the hillocks of which the paths curl. Artificial reservoirs are given an exclusively natural form, the frequent element of decoration is the arches, hedges and groups of shrubs, stained with roses. The use of blinds, both in open attic and in the gazebos in the garden, is also very popular. It is customary to give trees and bushes the necessary shape, periodically renewed using a secateur.
Plants and flowers that are used in creating a landscape style can be completely different, however, the preference is traditionally given to the low -growing representatives of the flora, which more consistent with the historical homeland of the style. It is important to note that the plants themselves are selected from the group that grows in the wild. The only exception is roses. Traditionally, the choice is made in favor of red and white curly roses, which are widely used not only to decorate arches and arbors, but also for decorating sculptures.
The main requirement for paths in such a garden is the lack of their contrast with the environment and a harmonious combination of color. For the most part, these are the path paved by natural stone or cobblestone.
Flower beds in this style are “carpet” in nature, planting that do not require special care for perennials, such as begonia, lobelia, Cannes, etc. P.
Summing up, it should be noted that the English style is most suitable for hilly terrain and classic buildings.