Formal Garden Types - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by david954
January 3, 2000
I remember reading about a formal garden of French design, edged with clipped hedging. It had a special name--do you know what it is?

Answer from NGA
January 3, 2000
There are many types of formal gardens that feature carefully shorn hedges; for example, topiary and knot gardens. "Parterre" is a type of formal garden layout that orginated in France, and consists of a rectangular garden divided into a series of ornamental flower beds, all separated by low hedges.

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