For many people, the term English garden is synonymous with traditional garden design. Whatever you call it, capturing the feel of a home set in the midst of a green, parklike area is key. The large lawn and stately trees are the starting point. There's a sense of flow between every part of the garden rather than separation. Design tip: Lush greenery is a key feature of this style. If you live in a climate where water is scarce, the look may not be the best choice. If you want to try to replicate it, look for plantings that have the same feel but are drought-tolerant, and consider scaling the look back or incorporating it in a smaller area.