Three renegade designers add a modern sensibility to the time-honored English garden style.

International Influences

Her fondness for strong form (the corsets of a garden) is spurred by the famously strict plantings of France, but she also draws on the wild grace of American native species. Incorporating airy plants in lieu of solid hedges allows privacy without a boxed-in feeling.

Pictured: Lavish, unrestrained flowers balance a narrow pool and a row of hornbeam trees.