Knot garden design is like a great wine: nice at first, but as it matures it takes on complex, sometimes unexpected characteristics that enchant and delight the senses.
Using conventional methods to create a knot garden will mean waiting years for that wonderful finished look. Using InstantHedge means having that beautiful result in one day.
Knot gardens are versatile, and they work well in many garden styles.
They are a classic choice for Cottage Gardens, forming a structured border around casually abundant mixes of flowers and herbs, as well as flowering trees and shrubs.
They are equally traditional in a Formal Garden, with intricate designs that can mimic those of Versailles. Formal Knot Garden Designs complement stately trees, topiaries, and sophisticated flowers and shrubs, as well as fountains, sculptures, or other hardscaping elements.
Modern Gardens can use knot designs to create their characteristic geometric shapes and patterns. Modern Knot Gardens can either be very spare, with more stone and metal than companion plants, or they can be lush with foliage or sculpted trees.
In public gardens and in landscaping around institutions like government or university buildings, knot gardens provide valuable, sophisticated, year-round landscaping that can be a foundation for seasonal plantings.
Knot Gardens can be used for a variety of different purposes in a landscape design. They can effectively direct eyes and feet to certain parts of a garden, bringing focus to a piece of art, water feature, or specimen plant. They can help stabilize soil in sloped areas. In areas with a lot of seasonal color, they anchor the space through the year by providing evergreen interest.
While Knot Gardens are useful tools for other landscape styles, they can also make a stunning garden all on their own. Public gardens, historic estates, event venues, and many other locations can create a stunning knot garden to delight visitors. There is no limit to what kinds of designs could be created with a knot garden, needing few to no accent plants to make it truly breathtaking.
The classic knot garden choice is Boxwood, as it is a low-maintenance evergreen that looks fantastic all year and grows in a wide variety of climates. There are many different boxwood alternatives, however, to create a different look or fulfill different needs. Try Hicks Yew hedges for a different texture and great shade tolerance. Box Honeysuckle hedges are excellent for areas needing a blight resistant boxwood alternative. In warmer, humid climates, Green Spire Euonymus hedges are perfect for a glossy evergreen hedge that stays very narrow. Little Simon Arborvitae is dwarf arborvitae that makes a gorgeous, dense, evergreen hedge that does well in very cold climates.