Daily Garden: Arun’s Formal English Pool Garden

This swimming pool garden is so unlike the typical American pool installation.  I am generally no fan of pools but this garden is so chic and sophisticated.  I love the idea of the pool being paired with the formal boxwood edged herb and flower garden.  The modern lines of the swimming area and the traditional structure of the garden are in such unique contrast that I find this completely appealing.

And its restful….most pools look like zones for hyperactive kid splashing fun – not something I associate with peace, but this one seems like a place where parents and kids can both enjoy themselves.

This was built by Arun Landscapes and designed by McKelvey Wise.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Ann W on March 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I love the look of formal gardens. Unfortunately they seem to need more space to really get that formal look. Very nice pictures, thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Joseph Hillenmeyer on March 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Fantastic! great find

  3. Dirty Girl Gardening on March 15, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I adore english gardens… great pics.

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