History of Roman landscape

21/02/2013 15:14

The Romans, those practical pupils of the Greeks, followed the practice of formal geometric design. They have left us in their literature an early example of use of boxwood hedges to impose unity on the chaotic natural landscape. Boxwood is a type of plant that is largely used in formal garden design. Boxwood was sculpted into topiaries depicting animals a further assertion of mastery over nature that was introduced by the Roman people.