A focal point gets a lot of attention and using a strong element will ensure it is worth the look. Focal points can be used throughout the garden. Whether a dramatic fountain, planter, statue or object de art, it can be placed on axis or added to the border as a highlight. A focal point brings the eye to attention and becomes a special moment when viewing the garden.
A fountain is a great way to bring focus to the garden, especially if it is running and splashing water. Movement of water captivates and brings additional highlights to a focal point.
Stone statues speak italian and are often used in formal and semi-formal italianate designs. The contrast of the white stone and dark green foliage adds drama to the focus.
Dramatic planters combined with outstanding plants display a strong garden focus. A formal or semi-formal parterre garden is perfect for placing a focal on axis. The patterns create interest and allows the eye to follow the embroidery of boxwood while a strong central element becomes the center of attention.