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Garden Glossary

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Easements An easement is an area within the site that is dedicated for non-residential purposes such as building setbacks, drainage, utility or other mandated usages.
Eclectic Rather than creating a specific thematic design, a plan is composed of elements drawn from various theme sources combined in an acceptable aesthetic manner.
Ecological Create a landscape design compatible to a sites environment in terms of appearance and sustainability without negative impacts to that environment
Edging Edging in the landscape venue, is a line of demarcation that creates visual interest in the garden by separating one segment from another segment.
Elysium An Elysium, as envisioned in the garden is an idealized place of perfect happiness as derived from Greek mythology
Enclosure In a landscape design, this is to surround, fence off or confine a specific area from another attached area.
Entry Garden This is the landscape area near the entry to a building.
Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS)
A statement or study prepared and submitted to authorities to affirm that a Site’s environmental concerns have been addressed before work is to commence.
Espalier A tree, shrub or vine, trained to grow on a wall or fence into a specific pattern that is known as the "espalier" style
Ethics Landscape design professionals must adhere to and practice the principles of individual and professional conduct as accepted within their professional society.
Etoiole From the French, this is a term used to describe a point where straight walks cross.
Eurythmy This word is derived from the Greek eu (meaning good) and rhuthmos (meaning proportion or rhythm); therefore used to denote a good proportion in garden design.
Exedra In a garden, this is a semicircular area backed by a wall, fence or hedgerow.
Exotic When referring to plants, this is one that is not native to the country or locale for a specific garden. It may also be an alluring garden element from an exotic locale.
Eye catcher This is a garden element that is dramatic enough to catch a viewer’s attention from first sight.
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