In the late 1700s, one would think American colonists had more urgent matters to attend to than creating and maintaining elaborate gardens. Yet, as these gardens were seen as a status symbol and representative of how the young country was flourishing, Williamsburg style gardens, strongly influenced by European designs, were born. This classic plan is still duplicated today in many places around the country.
As in traditional formal gardens, the design relies heavily on geometric precision, particularly the “quincunx”, which involves four square or rectangular sections balanced around a central area. This provides a pleasing panoramic view from a second story window or balcony, where the symmetry can be seen to maximum impact. Mirroring is an integral feature; whatever happens on one side must be balanced on the other side, to maintain a predictable and peaceful harmony. A series of crosswalks break off the main pathway to provide access throughout the whole garden.
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