Gardens without focus lack interest. No matter how beautiful the overall plant palette is, if there isn’t somewhere for the eye to pause it can appear a jumble of color and textures – rather like a crazy quilt.
Creating vignettes and focal points allows us to design a scene that captures our attention and invites us to linger.
In this presentation, award-winning designer and author Karen Chapman will help you gain an understanding of where to place focal points within the landscape. With a wealth of inspirational examples gleaned from her travels as well as her three books , she will then show you how to incorporate sculpture, water features, structures, and other elements strategically, as well as the importance of foliage in the overall composition.
With ideas for gardens and budgets of all sizes you will be ready to look at your landscape with fresh eyes.