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A type of garden characterized by clipped trees, box-edged beds of flowers, paved paths, statues, fountains, etc., and often arranged in terraces.
- ‘All that remains of the eighteenth-century Italian garden are three terraces with geometric topiary shrubs.’
- ‘If wishing to achieve an Italian garden, feature greenery, hedges and form.’
- ‘To the rear of the house is a sunken Italian garden with geometric box edged beds that has colourful shrubs and herbs plus a circular pond.’
- ‘And, how often I have envied those expansive, bright green impeccable Italian gardens pictured in gardening books on my bookshelf!’
- ‘The Italian garden wore a grand look with several varieties of colourful annuals.’
- ‘The Lawn Mansion and the lodge have been demolished and the Italian garden is practically non-existent.’
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