Beautiful gardens have long been the inspiration of poets and dreamers, the setting for sweet exchanges, and the haven for those who need a respite from the rigors of the hectic pace of life. So, for owners of new homes springing up in Wayne, Radnor and Villanova, why not choose a traditional landscape design?
In contrast to the purely aesthetic and pretentious function they played in the past, traditional gardens of today bring beauty and purpose to the garden space. With a goal to to create a harmonious and soothing setting, signature features of the traditional garden are the:
- Use of geometrical patterns
- Importance of symmetry
- Gentle repetition of themes
- Native or indigenous plants
Harmony in the traditional garden is accomplished through the construction of pleasingly balanced pathways, paved in natural, stone or brick material, and lined tastefully with shrubs of the same height. Small areas of lawn interspersed with plantings of complementary floral and sometimes edible plots are employed as well. Areas for seating are well defined and tastefully designed to facilitate the full enjoyment of the surrounding scenery, often emphasizing a particular focal point.
Why settle for a garden that is merely mediocre, when some careful planning produces a landscape design for Wayne, Radnor and Villanova homes that is truly breathtaking and inspiring? Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Miserables describes a character who had “A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in – what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
The professionally designed traditional landscape plan takes into account growth patterns; using indigenous plants carefully selected to maintain proportions, layering, seasonal color, and scaled to maintain shape over time. Aardweg Landscaping is just such a professional designer, with over 35 years of experience designing and installing beautiful gardens in the greater Philadelphia area, including the communities of Wayne, Radnor and Villanova.
Recently awarded the “Best Of Houzz” 2015 Customer Service Award, the 35-year old full-service landscape design company, Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA is widely admired by our Main Line Philadelphia residential clientele. Are you dreaming about having a Monetesque informal or cottage garden of your own as a front yard or backyard design? To schedule a complimentary on-site consultation, call Aardweg Landscaping at 610-355-0703, or send an email using the website Contact form.