Symmetry

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Anything in pairs is exponentially better: dogs, candlesticks, topiaries… Symmetry in the garden is like punctuation. It says “look over here, this spot is important.” Symmetry at an entrance or transition point hints at even cooler things beyond. It’s a simple, perfect solution.

Above, the matching small potted trees make the massive wall of a cathedral in Melbourne, Australia feel softer and less imposing, and keep the doorway from getting lost.

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A cottage in Hobart, Tasmania. The symmetry here is soft and inviting, drawing attention to the balance and charm of the victorian woodwork and turquoise door.

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A courtyard and entry in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Beautiful and timeless.

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Greenery and Black Front Doors

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Two front courtyards in the Palermo Chico neighborhood of Buenos Aires. This look could not be more simple or more stunning. Both of these gardens take things up a notch with a mix of plant types, leaf shapes, and dense and airy forms.