Structure & Structures

Garden Structure Fred Rice SpeakerGarden Structure Fred Rice SpeakerGarden Structure Fred Rice Speaker

Every garden stems from its’ bones and, as with people, some have stronger bones than others. How do we strengthen our garden’s skeletal system? How do we decide where the flowerbeds should go and what shapes they should be? Does the garden need walls or fences; and if so, how high should they be? Brick, stone or wood? Straight or curved? The land flat or sloped? Is there a huge ledge in the middle of it all? So many questions to consider.

Garden Structure Fred Rice SpeakerGarden Structure Fred Rice Speaker

Paths, hedges, walls, trees and patios are all part of the structure of the garden. When we add trellises, pavilions, teahouses, decks and pergolas, even sculpture, the result is structure and structures working together to create your own unique landscape. As with a house, you build a garden first, then you plant it.