Formal gardens are straight from a fairy-tale book. They are immaculately preened and sectioned to create a pristine garden. They are designed with geometric symmetry and the same proportions are used throughout. Boxed trimmed hedges are a staple, especially surrounding flowerbeds. It is a perfect example of people’s domination over nature and how we can mould the landscape to our exact blueprint. It’s a well-crafted garden full of beauty.