Creating garden picture

Through out the cycle of the year nature is like an artist or landscaping architect, busy shaping and forming gardens and landscape places, alongside nature the human being is also busy like an artist or landscaping architect giving shape and form to different gardens. The artistic activity of both nature and people gives rise to different garden pictures all over the world.

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                Wild garden, Australia                                                      Summer borders, Sussex, UK


Pictures created through artistic expression, be it in literature or paintings or sculpture, shows different historical styles or approaches related to cultural thoughts prevalent at a certain time. Similarly, pictures created through gardens also shows different historical styles and approaches.

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    Strong geometric form of                Inner sanctum of                         Sweeping  curves of  a
    an Ancient  Roman garden               Medieval garden               Landscape garden, Petworth, UK

The picture of a garden is living artwork, which expresses on the one hand the natural character of the locality and on the other hand the cultural thoughts carried over by the gardener shaping it. On looking to the garden we see it has a basic architectural form, a geometry, which gives rise to specific movements. It also has a sensory aesthetic given through colour, texture, scent, which leads to certain experiences.

How can a garden picture express a harmonious, aesthetically beautiful, as well as meaningful relationship between gardener and natural forces working on the garden? Rather than a garden picture, which shows a disharmonious connection from the gardener to nature in its creativity?


Some ways to create garden picture.