TAW´-pee VEHR´ (‘green carpet’ in French) A tapis vert is a large, flat, unbroken expanse of lawn used as a landscape element. Tapis verts (the plural, pronounced the same as […]
GRAW´-doh A grotto is a small, picturesque cave, usually man-made, set in a garden or park. Plural: grottos or grottoes.
es-PAL´-yer As a noun, an espalier is a tree or shrub whose branches have been trained to grow against a wall, usually supported by wires or a lattice framework (treillage). […]
Treillage is a generic term for latticework, often in the form of arbors, trellises, and pergolas. used to support vines and other climbing plants.
An orangerie is a garden building, independent or attached to another structure, designed for wintering tropical and subtropical plants (such as palm, orange, and lemon trees) in harsh climates. Often […]
PER´-gol-uh A pergola is a tunnel-like framework, often consisting of two parallel rows of columns connected by overhead beams, on which climbing plants are trained. Pergolas can be long or […]
FALL´-ee A folly is a decorative and often extravagant garden structure. Follies, which are meant to catch the eye and accentuate the landscape, are often built to resemble historic or […]
par-TEHR´ A parterre is a flat garden terrace composed of various elements (which may include paths, fountains, shrubs, and flower beds) that form a symmetrical design. A parterre is best […]