The Hercs Dārzs team includes certified garden designers, technicians and arborists who regularly supplement their knowledge and learn new skills to be able to offer you the latest solutions. Just like with interior design and fashion, garden design also develops and changes. New plants and garden design elements are constantly coming into our region, allowing us to implement unusual solutions.
Garden design styles
Using their knowledge and extensive experience, our specialists will help adapt your vision stylistically to the environment and available options.
Gardens of this style are characterised by simplicity and minimalism. In these gardens, plants usually echo the architectural elements. These gardens place more emphasis on textures and tones, rather than on volume or flowers.
Japanese-style gardens are often associated with peace and harmony. They are characterised by small plants, stone sculptures or stone elements, as well as water features. Japanese gardens often feature bamboo, bonsai trees and Japanese maples.
Due to its different climate, not all Mediterranean elements can be used in our climate. However, with a successful use of form, decor and plants, a Mediterranean-style garden can also be adapted and created in this climate, at least in the summer.
Formal or classical-style garden
These gardens are usually characterised by precision, geometrically-shaped hedges, and flowers which are also planted in geometric shapes, symbols or ornaments. Hedges and their regular maintenance, as well as flowers like roses, play a significant role in creating these gardens.
The unforced style and simplicity of the country garden style is becoming increasingly popular among garden lovers. Everything is pleasant in these gardens: roses, hedges, archways, stone elements etc. the main thing is that it doesn’t need to be perfect, as some asymmetry will give it a particular charm.
The history of garden design
The beginnings of the field of garden design can be found in ancient history, before our era. Ancient writings tell of gardens created by humans in the ancient Greek and Persian empires.
The first gardens were created based on necessity, using trees to strengthen the banks of bodies of water and protect residential areas from animal attacks. However, with time, this functional necessity developed into a place for aesthetic enjoyment.
The first Egyptian gardens were built according to a strictly functional structure for growing vegetables, fruit and herbs. Asian gardens were created according to the principles of Taoist philosophy, concentrating on creativity and harmony, and highlighting the order of nature. In ancient Greece, gardens were created according to the traditions of Hellenism, emphasising enjoyment and visual attractiveness.
These garden design principles have been adhered to for centuries by many landscape architects who studied the examples of ancient cultures and implemented their philosophies in both Roman-era English gardens and Renaissance-era castle gardens in Europe. Contemporary garden designers also adhere to these principles, adopting them to the needs and wishes of clients.
Find out more about your options in designing your garden by contacting us
The Hercs Dārzs team includes certified garden designers, technicians and arborists who use their knowledge to help adapt your vision of an ideal garden stylistically to the surrounding environment and your needs. These are just a few of the potential garden design styles. Contact us to find out more and create your garden design style.