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10. Classic revival. Sundials, astrolabes and compass motifs have long been features of classical European gardens. In this garden in Southern California, a metal armillary sphere topped with a decorative mythical animal anchors the center of a formal courtyard.MoreWhat Sculpture Brings to the GardenTurn Your Outdoor Space Into a Sanctuary
4. Reinforce your garden’s theme. This traditional garden in Los Angeles features a steel armillary. Armillary spheres date back to ancient Greek and Chinese scholars and have been used in European gardens for hundreds of years.
Plantings. Clipped boxwood (Buxus spp) used as a hedge, an edge or a topiary in the form of pyramids or spheres is the mainstay of Italian gardens. Its ability to create controlled shapes and simple, cleans lines had led to its popularity in modern gardens with an Italian touch.