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Asymmetrical Balance in Garden Design



A pleasing garden is one that is designed according to certain design principles, and there are several ways to attain the desired effect. If you prefer a less formal, more casual-looking garden, you may be interested in learning about asymmetrical landscaping. While garden design can be very complicated, understanding the basics of asymmetrical garden design can simplify the entire process. Even newcomers to the garden can learn how to create an asymmetrical garden.


In simple terms, a garden bed is designed around a central point, which may be an object such as a plant, a front door, a tree, or a container. The central point can also be unseen, or imaginary. You can have either symmetrical or asymmetrical garden design layouts. An asymmetrical design is still balanced around the central reference point, but in a way that one side differs from the other. For example, one large shrub on one side may be balanced by three smaller shrubs on the other. To provide balance, the total mass of the smaller shrubs is somewhat equal to the larger shrub.


Interested in adding some asymmetry, give us a call. We would love to help you with your gardening dreams!

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