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Cloister herb garden traditional-landscape

Cloister herb garden

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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Lily Gahagan added this to Herb Gardens for Indoors and Out
The well-contained plots of this outdoor herb garden are reminiscent of traditional French potagers.
Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab added this to Inspiring Raised Beds for Fall and Spring Planting
A formal planting design is clean and classic and makes it easy to find the goodies.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Easy Herbs for Every Space
A cloister garden is a traditional approach to growing herbs. The walls and pebbles reflect heat, helping to intensity the flavors of these sun lovers. Consider this approach on a smaller scale in a sunlight-filled corner of your yard.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: French Garden Style
While vegetables may be the last thing you'd expect in the formality of a traditional French garden, don't overlook them completely. Potagers and herb gardens were staples of design. Here, the classical influence is seen in the high walls, the gravel path and the wood-edged parterres.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

rmdubisar added this to rmdubisar's Ideas
December 7, 2014
In front of casita
bengina added this to House Ideas
November 25, 2014
narrow courtyard
Trish Trejo added this to exterior
November 8, 2014
aubrie apple added this to things i love
November 7, 2014
cool idea for our herb garden
patamontgomery added this to patamontgomery's ideas
October 21, 2014
armiperez added this to armiperez's Ideas
October 18, 2014
Great herb garden idea
colpotter added this to Garden/Patio/BBQ
October 16, 2014
herb garden
paulajayewitte added this to landsape
September 20, 2014
Dana Traylor added this to Dana Traylor's Ideas
September 8, 2014
Sulaiman Musa added this to sulaiman_musa6489511's ideas
August 18, 2014
d needness of d enveroment.
0421sandy added this to 0421sandy's ideas
August 16, 2014
use of herb beds in formal garden setting
riteight added this to riteight's Ideas
August 9, 2014
Lynn Clynes added this to lynn_clynes's Ideas
August 7, 2014
Brick wall idea
arnaoutova added this to landscaping
July 21, 2014
caliluv1016 added this to berm ideas
July 16, 2014
krlos16 added this to krlos16's Ideas
July 6, 2014
zouhou added this to Garden
July 6, 2014
shelbell82 added this to Herb Garden
June 27, 2014
Individual boxes for herbs
cgordo added this to garden
May 25, 2014
Scott Menzel Landscape Architect added this to Dobbins
May 13, 2014
concrete vegetable beds
Kristin Rosenbaum added this to Herb Garden
May 12, 2014
like the layout
rsmoore27 added this to Backyard
May 8, 2014
Nice clean design of herb garden.
sarahlamb added this to 526 Garden
April 21, 2014
Many small beds
Eleanor Bothwell added this to garden
April 17, 2014
onthefritz3 added this to Gardening
April 7, 2014
Nice herb garden
coneill123 added this to Landscape Ideas
April 3, 2014
garden wall
Bill D. Loftin, Home Improvement added this to bdloftin's ideas
March 30, 2014
Ease of access and clean lines. Control of spreading plants.
ale123456 added this to ale123456's Ideas
March 29, 2014
trason06 added this to trason06's Favorites
March 27, 2014
emj2chicago added this to emj2chicago's ideas
March 26, 2014
great walls
abaldyga added this to Yard
March 16, 2014
raised beds
pattipaine added this to Outdoor Hard Scape
March 5, 2014
Nice wall
altanel added this to altanel's ideas
March 2, 2014
Groentetuin boxe
debra111 added this to Gardening
February 5, 2014
front yard?? side yard??
cdehoyosw added this to imagenes Ladrillo
February 4, 2014
jenniferruth added this to Edible Landscaping
January 18, 2014
Beautiful brickwork, a work of art. The planting beds are too small, though, and too low to be comfortable to work at.
Jeremy Werfal added this to Landscape Ideas
January 18, 2014
herb gardens
chris_davies added this to chris_davies's ideas
January 7, 2014
garden wall
lgv102 added this to Garden
January 2, 2014
Arch in centre of back garden
Danny Singh added this to Garden
December 21, 2013
pepepaulj added this to Exterior Ideas
December 13, 2013
Brick wall
Southern Roots Studio added this to Landscape Inspiration
December 11, 2013
formal herb garden
ramazanari added this to garden
November 25, 2013
lizstuart1 added this to Park
November 17, 2013
Erin Myers added this to Exterior spaces and curb appeal
November 10, 2013
beautiful garden... no rodents getting in here!
arianellis added this to Patio Ideas
November 1, 2013
Would love some gardening beds very similar to these, low to the ground and section with shallower gravel/crushed limestone
randybowen added this to randybowen's ideas
October 29, 2013
lcwleung added this to lcwleung's Ideas
October 11, 2013
Nice planters
margene added this to Planter boxes
October 4, 2013
MN idea
imranrasool added this to imranrasool's Ideas
October 3, 2013
cychiu07 added this to cychiu07's Ideas
September 26, 2013
Raise beds concrete
lisahenderson added this to Landscape Ideas
September 25, 2013
potager/herb/veg beds
dwpierso added this to Backyard Landscaping
September 23, 2013
Brick work
muranoar added this to Landscape Ideas
September 15, 2013
i like it
Dorothy Thomas added this to Landscape Ideas
September 12, 2013
No fuss
Addie Z Gray added this to Backyard
September 8, 2013
menvina added this to menvina's Ideas
September 6, 2013
bocasgirl7 added this to Back Yard Garden
September 5, 2013
No grass
Greenwood Design Associates, LLC added this to Raised bed gardening
September 3, 2013
gold gravel, concrete and brick.
jegraser added this to exterior
September 2, 2013
Corner fountain
kcshirkey added this to outdoor
September 1, 2013
herb garden areas out front
cr52388 added this to Garden Concepts
August 28, 2013
Lovely formal style.
trossi13 added this to trossi13's Ideas
August 21, 2013
alwaysachieve added this to vegie garden
August 19, 2013
cloister garden was designed for heat, with herbs in color blocks
gtrollip added this to gtrollip's ideas
August 14, 2013
voor kamer
tgberkeley added this to Sepetys front garden
August 12, 2013
Paterres with varied materials as edging
lzhang12736 added this to lzhang12736's ideas
August 5, 2013
gravel and vege planter
bbt964 added this to bbt964's ideas
August 4, 2013
like the height of the walls and the lattice bricks
Jen added this to Garden
August 2, 2013
Karen Webb added this to karen_webb127's ideas
August 2, 2013
backyard layout gravel
Lorna Stevenson added this to lorna_stevenson's Ideas
July 25, 2013
Garden beds
beneng0001 added this to beneng0001's Ideas
July 24, 2013
Square planters
aknud1 added this to Backyard
July 19, 2013
Like planter boxes
Charlie Flores added this to charliefl's ideas
July 18, 2013
Idea para huerto
tmburton514 added this to Landscape Ideas
July 9, 2013
Like the symmetry and the brick focal
essagh added this to essagh's Ideas
July 4, 2013
Nice pattern
marylongdavis added this to Landscape Ideas
June 30, 2013
my yard
fbg1138 added this to fbg1138's Ideas
June 26, 2013
Ryan O'Connor added this to Garden
June 20, 2013
Like the wall idea... Very purposeful
kwd3 added this to Walkway
June 17, 2013
Raised bed enclosures
brenchleyabode added this to landscape
June 12, 2013
herb garden/garden
cland added this to cland's ideas
June 10, 2013
brick walls
calliemec added this to calliemec's Ideas
June 9, 2013
annechamber added this to annechamber's garden ideas
June 8, 2013
Focal point
marshagordon99 added this to marshagordon99's Ideas
June 7, 2013
concrete raised beds
ouabafamily added this to Exterior Ideas
June 2, 2013
herb garden off kitchen
Jan Gela added this to jan_gela's ideas
May 31, 2013
great idea for herb gardens
jenlee918 added this to jenlee918's ideas
May 28, 2013
vegetable garden
Lena Puro added this to Exterior Ideas
May 27, 2013
Planter boxes could have almost anything in them
Darius added this to Exteriors & Yards
May 19, 2013
mjmarais added this to mjmarais's Ideas
May 18, 2013
herb garden
chrisdenf added this to Courtyard Ideas
May 16, 2013
Ok I hate the brick, but here is a way to make a 'bed' within a gravel path. I like this idea a lot.
maggietobyphoebe added this to georgian colonial
May 13, 2013
nari71 added this to For Rick
May 12, 2013
Neat raised beds for herbs, gravel flooring (for side yards under raised beds)
djatexmore added this to Courtyard
May 8, 2013
Formal French style mix with the casual Italian style......low raised beds of colored concrete.
noclue added this to Garden
May 8, 2013
mfganther added this to Landscape Ideas
April 23, 2013
COuld be an interesting way of filling in
101050 added this to 101050's Ideas
April 19, 2013
Formal layout
beckystonge added this to beckystonge's Ideas
April 16, 2013
Formal garden
Embellish interiors added this to Like
April 14, 2013
Behind a wall so my chickens can't eat them!
marcijohn added this to Landscape Ideas
April 14, 2013
focal point with wall fountain, gravel path leading to it with planting beds along the way.
mgprokurat added this to mgprokurat's ideas
April 13, 2013
formal veggie garden
pooh2902 added this to pooh2902's ideas
April 13, 2013
herb garden
home1 added this to home1's ideas
April 11, 2013
perimeter fencing
Kaja Kesküla added this to Exterior Ideas
April 8, 2013
heller2000 added this to heller2000's Ideas
April 7, 2013
French garden
beeasolo added this to backyards
April 3, 2013
vincentmanners added this to vincentmanners's Ideas
March 31, 2013
Nice brick pattern for front yard
4463pinehurst added this to 4463pinehurst's ideas
March 27, 2013
bricks. pea gravel
mnav13 added this to landscaping
March 26, 2013
terreno bricciolato attorno verdure box
tjclinch added this to tjclinch's Ideas
March 25, 2013
Vegetable garden. Have boxwoods surrounding as traditional symmetric garden, as opposed to the fence. Still have the crushed limestone or sea shells or small pebbles on walkway.
ecressey added this to Yard
March 22, 2013
Concrete beds
bshull added this to bshull's ideas
March 22, 2013
formal raised beds with paths- beautiful, maybe for smaller herb area
cmcosme added this to Yard/Landscaping
March 20, 2013
Small garden boxes
HEATHER WINGET added this to Landscape Ideas
March 19, 2013
nrbanks added this to garden
March 18, 2013
jnsproperty added this to Garden
March 17, 2013
Planters w stones
cagwin21137 added this to cagwin21137's ideas
March 15, 2013
Backyard with garden squares
oldelady48 added this to oldelady48's Ideas
March 11, 2013
French veggy garden
shelleypaulson added this to French Garden Style
March 6, 2013
While vegetables may be the last thing you'd expect in the formality of a traditional French garden, don't overlook them completely. Potagers and herb gardens were staples of design. Here, the classical influence is seen in the high walls, the gravel path and the wood-edged parterres.
jtwilley added this to jtwilley's Ideas
March 2, 2013
iralevy added this to iralevy's ideas
February 24, 2013
garden design- wood framed plant sections
anneme1 added this to stb
February 19, 2013
shape of bedding
ornawolens added this to ornawolens's ideas
February 12, 2013
like combo of gravel and beds
simonlondon added this to simonlondon's ideas
February 7, 2013
planters / raised beds - concrete colour...
lynn1957 added this to lynn1957's ideas
February 3, 2013
Gravel around raised beds
ngaywa added this to ngaywa's ideas
January 29, 2013
back garden ideas
mtha added this to mtha's ideas
January 27, 2013
maybe someday
mothernature1960 added this to New house space
January 17, 2013
Landscaper. Lincoln
wandadaza added this to wandadaza's ideas
January 13, 2013
anneke1957 added this to anneke1957's ideas
January 3, 2013
muzaffarjan added this to muzaffarjan's ideas
January 2, 2013
chuckerd added this to chuckerd's ideas
December 29, 2012
madysasha added this to Fence/Wall
December 23, 2012
Brick option
annemarieking added this to annemarieking's Front Yard Vegetables
December 17, 2012
neat. clean. raised beds appear to be concrete. well contained. tohiate due to high walls. but...I would want to include softer areas for seating, eating and relaxing
Wendy VampireK added this to wendy_vampirek's Ideas
December 17, 2012
The garden beds
bbearjamison added this to privacy screen
December 14, 2012
Incorporate some open brick pattern
jswords added this to jswords's ideas
December 10, 2012
gravel stones around vege garden
mahunnicutt added this to Garden ideas
December 5, 2012
potagers, herb gardens, classic design
kimschue added this to landscaping
November 25, 2012
herb garden
hollymblock added this to Vegetable Garden Designs
November 18, 2012
Cloister garden....herbs in color blocks
denidean added this to moms house
November 15, 2012
donnahardy added this to donnahardy's Favorites
November 13, 2012
hmb1 added this to hmb1's ideas
November 9, 2012
Chance Hutchison added this to Landscaping
November 7, 2012
funtic added this to funtic's ideas
October 23, 2012
Herb garden, heat
billinmi added this to Bill's Ideas for Outside/Dan
October 10, 2012
vegetable "parterres"
lesliebarske added this to lesliebarske's ideas
October 7, 2012
ghasemijalali added this to ghasemijalali's ideas
October 1, 2012
brick garden112
ldfamily added this to ldfamily's ideas
September 26, 2012
cloister veg. & herb garden
mariaoallen added this to mariaoallen's ideas
September 16, 2012
side yard
wilsonchang added this to landscape
September 14, 2012
pawnypo added this to pawnypo's ideas
September 14, 2012
tidy with low maintenance
momomcilwain added this to Garden
September 13, 2012
joannawarren1 added this to Landscaping and Walkways
September 7, 2012
Herb garden, small enclosed area, raised planters
Angie Vdp added this to front garden
September 5, 2012
can be used working with current pete rocks in current garden.
vashishtanita added this to indoor
September 4, 2012
planter small
jessica gluck added this to 614 Garden Inspiration
September 3, 2012
While vegetables may be the last thing you'd expect in the formality of a traditional French garden, don't overlook them completely. Potagers and herb gardens were staples of design. Here, the classical influence is seen in the high walls, the gravel path and the wood-edged parterres.
drmj added this to drmj's outdoor space ideas
September 2, 2012
perforations in brick - for air flow and saves brick
yirahome added this to yirahome's ideas
August 31, 2012
Las paredes de ladrillo
kodymichael added this to kodymichael's ideas
August 29, 2012
clean feeling trees instead of plants
endulzare added this to planters
August 27, 2012
tidy. contained. a bit sterile looking
bbekker added this to bbekker's Ideas
August 20, 2012
Landscape pretty
Penny V. added this to Country Garden Ideas
August 19, 2012
Cool garden. Way too complex for a small poor old me garden, but it's pretty cool.
riejeanj added this to riejeanj's Favorites
August 19, 2012
lomita added this to lomita's Ideas
August 19, 2012
andyddr added this to andyddr's ideas
August 16, 2012
Existing garage and side of new garage
chriselle added this to chriselle's ideas
August 12, 2012
Vegie garden
demiandjohn added this to demiandjohn courtyards and gardens
August 11, 2012
herd &vege garden
weinmann4life added this to weinmann4life's landscapes
August 10, 2012
morroid18 added this to morroid18's ideas
August 9, 2012
different plants in each box
dahmert added this to dahmert's ideas
August 6, 2012
Fountain and brick
houzz222 added this to houzz222's ideas
August 5, 2012
julette added this to julette's ideas
August 1, 2012
Herb Garden Layout
kimmyvon added this to kimmyvon's ideas
July 31, 2012
bed material
karenturnier added this to karenturnier's ideas
July 28, 2012
by fence?
sinanyavruoglu added this to sinanyavruoglu's ideas
July 28, 2012
tugla duvar
squadronsix added this to squadronsix's Favorites
July 27, 2012
garden floor
relane913 added this to relane913's ideas
July 26, 2012
the brick walls are beautiful
sftustin added this to sftustin's Favorites
July 26, 2012
Formal poterge
jojola added this to jojola's ideas
July 25, 2012
gravel ground cover with planter boxes
degaris added this to degaris's ideas
July 25, 2012
tinaballerina27 added this to tinaballerina27's Favorites
July 25, 2012
The Outdoor Room, LLC added this to ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL
July 25, 2012
A little heavy for the space but i like the brick details.
fzic added this to fzic's ideas
July 25, 2012
larrykz added this to larrykz's ideas
July 25, 2012
brick fence
gaurang added this to gaurang's ideas
July 24, 2012
whitshat added this to whitshat's ideas
July 24, 2012
While vegetables may be the last thing you'd expect in the formality of a traditional French garden, don't overlook them completely. Potagers and herb gardens were staples of design. Here, the classical influence is seen in the high walls, the gravel path and the wood-edged parterres.
moraydada1 added this to moraydada1's ideas
July 23, 2012
backyard garden
susankargman added this to Gardening
July 23, 2012
raised beds parterre with herbs
taansparks added this to taansparks's ideas
July 23, 2012
waterwise formal
jeangrey797 added this to jeangrey797's Favorites
July 23, 2012
outdoor ideas
sarahrdoll added this to sarahrdoll's ideas
July 23, 2012
Fountain with brick
apanaia added this to apanaia's ideas
July 23, 2012
planter boxes
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