Formal Rome shows an Italian rather than an English garden plan. This elegant oval pattern from the Annie Sloan with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Decoupage Paper uses an engraved plan for a parterre, from Giovanni Baptista Ferrari (1584-1655): “De florum cultura”. Rome: 1633.
A parterre is an elaborate type of garden consisting of plant beds separated and connected by paths. Parterres feature ornate clipped box hedges swirling around pathways in mirrored or geometric patterns, often decorated further with statues. This design has been printed to match Chalk Paint® in Tilton.