From what vantagepoint will your garden be viewed? Will you see it all at once or discover it bit by bit as you stroll around. Will you view the garden from a deck or second story window? If so, pattern and line will be important.

From the corner of this Menlo Park garden, guests have the perspective of looking back to the house through the rustic arbor.

Adding focal points is a way to add perspective to the garden. This willow gazebo accentuates the paths of the vegetable garden.

The line of the Sonoma Fieldstone in the border garden leads the eye around at a gentle pace, preventing viewing the garden all at once.