The Garden Guide

Knot garden planting design

Planting design types

'Knot' gardens are believed to have got their name from 'knot' patterns as used in carpets, jewelery and other types of decorative design. The earliest illustrations of knot gardens date from the sixteenth century. Knot gardens are less elaborate than parterres.

See also: history of planting design.

Knotty planting design, in France