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Formal Elements of Garden Design
Color
  • in plants, of flower, foliage, and stem/twig/trunk
  • of everything else in te scene with the plants

Form

  • Mass and void (“empty space”)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Height
  • Proportion

Texture

Light & Shade

Motion

Sound

  • water fountains
  • wind chimes

Fragrance

Point of view

  • angle of viewing
  • vistas (including “borrowed views”)
  • creating perspective illusions

Style

Mood

Timing (when it looks best)

Scale