The destination is the journey. Formality doesn't have to be stuffy, especially when you give it a beautiful focal point. In this Mediterranean-inspired parterre, detailed planting beds (outlined in low boxwood hedging) define each quadrant. There is plenty of space devoted to a generously scaled walkway of decomposed granite that runs through the center of this garden.And while you will want to take a walk here, you are given specific clues about the direction to take, thanks to an ocher-glazed urn placed at the center of the path. How nice that four live oak trees were already in place to flank the urn, creating a hard-to-ignore destination in the garden.