Formal Walkway with Classic French Allee
This formal walkway landscape design and installation involved a range of features, such as vegetables, flowers, washed gravel, flowering trees, and perennials. Some of these gardens are in deep shade, while others are gardens planted to thrive in the full sun. The formal and casual elements formed a relationship throughout the property.
The photos below explore the formal walkway.
This walkway displays a classic allee, which is an alley in a formal garden bordered by trees or bushes with a feature drawing the view at its end. Historically, this is inspired by the French model of the formal garden. Notice the statue at the end of the path as a visual element that draws the eye and the body. The threshold is fitted flagstone and the path is whitewashed gravel.