- “Alle e” of 100 arborvitae Wooden arbor supporting
- Chinese wisteria
- Crushed gravel pathways
- Little leaf boxwoods surrounding Rose of Sharon in large square beds
- Dahlias in four corner beds
- Peonies as well as tree peonies
- “Zahara” zinnias
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The Formal Garden was inspired by a garden in Florence, Italy, the Boboli garden and other formal European gardens known as “Parterres”. A parterre garden has a level surface with planting beds edged in stone or tightly clipped hedging, and gravel paths arranged to form a pleasing pattern.
An ‘alle e’ is comprised of long, straight rows of identical trees. In this Formal Garden, the alle e contains 100 arborvitae and create a grand entrance. The meticulous layout of the Formal Garden brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the visitor.
Rotarians, celebrating their 100th anniversary, planted the arborvitae. The garden is watered with drip irrigation to protect blossoms from overhead water damage and to conserve water.