The Garden Guide

Hedge planting design

Planting design types

Hedge planting for functional purposes may be as old as agriculture. The purpose was to protect edible crops from grazing animals and predatory humans. At a later date, ornamental hedging came into use as a component of garden design. The oldest records of this type of hedge planting appear to come from Roman gardens. Since the renaissance, hedges have become a prime component of garden design.

See also: history of planting design.

Medium hedge planting design original

A garden design composed with hedge planting and water