For your enjoyment, Froeberland Landscape Architecture and Showscapes, Inc. are creating a peristyle garden from the Roman Empire. Peristyle gardens are courtyard designs with a columned porch or colonnade that connects inside and outside spaces and serves as a central gathering space. In this garden, the water feature and fountain on the central axis also incorporates a fire bowl. A boxwood labyrinth is shaded by a trellis. Cobblestone walkways and colorful pots accent the crisp, clean lines of this formal garden. Your eyes are drawn around to the many small shrines or focal points in the garden, and the overall feeling should be one of relaxation and tranquility. Inspiration from this style of garden rings true in today's modern landscape with our desire for connecting the home with our outdoor living spaces and entertaining friends and family.
Peristyle Garden, Getty Villa, Santa Monica, Calif.