Yellow metal chairs in a garden
Thomas J. Story

Elements of Romance

Nancy Goslee Power, a landscape designer, describes her garden as one "you can imagine having romance in." It invites têtes-á-tetes by the fire, or curling up with coffee in a warm patch of sunlight.

The most essential element for a romantic garden is privacy. "To me, a garden is a walled space. People want to feel protected," Power says. Dividing the garden into even smaller rooms does just that.

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