Amorphous garden borders

Guide to border depths and shapes

Choose the right border shapes for your garden, with the help of our design tips.

Before you create or plant up garden border, it’s important to consider its shape and depth.

Think about what effect you want to achieve. Straight borders tend to be more formal in appearance, whereas curved borders suit a more informal approach. You can plant more in deep borders and even use them to hide certain parts of the garden, including walls and sheds. Shallow or narrow borders are useful if you’re short of space but still want to soften certain areas of the garden, such as a strip of soil between a fence and path.

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