Designing English Gardens in Santa Barbara

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English Garden Design and Installation

We love to install & design English Gardens because they reflect the beauty of the Irish landscape of our heritage. The look of the English garden style dates back to the 18th century in Europe.

In contrast to the formal look of the continental garden, often called Garden á la Française, the English garden presents a idealized view of nature so common in Romantic era gardens. They are often inspired by landscape paintings by artists such as Claude Lorraine and Nicolas Poussin.

A traditional English garden usually included a lake, sweeps of gently rolling lawns set against groves of trees, and recreations of classical temples, Gothic ruins, bridges, and other picturesque architecture, designed to recreate an idyllic pastoral landscape. Other English gardens, known as Anglo-Chinese gardens, were inspired by classical Chinese Gardens.

Schedule a meeting with us to discuss your interest in creating and designing a traditional English Garden in your Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Ynez, Oxnard, Ventura or Ojai yard.

English Garden Features include:

  • Ponds
  • Flowers planted in an unarranged manner
  • “Distressed” bridges
  • Rambling picket fences
  • Stepping Stone pathways
  • Stone Walls
  • Water Features
  • Garden Swings

The “uncultivated” look of the English garden later spread to the continent and across the pond to American landscapes. The look of the English garden offers an Aphroditic approach to the wildness inherent in nature. It represents a love affair between the humanity and nature.

Creating healthy and beautiful landscapes is our top priority. We promise you that we’ll create a gorgeous outdoor living space where you’ll be proud to entertain friends or just relax with family.

And you can have the peace of mind knowing that we’re bonded, licensed and insured to protect the safety of our staff and clients.

Down to Earth Landscapes Inc. is located in Santa Barbara, Ca 93101 and for over 40 years has earned a fine reputation for installing, maintaining and designing English gardens. We pride ourselves on creating unique outdoor living environments. Our clients are in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and the communities of Montecito, Santa Ynez, Ojai and Oxnard.

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