By definition, formality implies a sense of symmetry and organisation as displayed in the parterres of seventeenth-century French chateaux. However, today the term formal has been extended to include many gardens whose design relies on well-defined geometric shapes, such as circles, squares and rectangles as well as straight lines. In that sense, the basic ground plan for this modern garden is formal because it uses symmetry/straight lines to define the various parts of the garden. In this case we’ve created a modern sophisticated, stylish garden incorporating purple and white. This garden no only provides year round colour, which tends to be lacking in most gardens, but is also low maintenance.