The "Tudors" followed Italian influence in creating gardens which mirrored the alignment of the house, creating a harmony of line and proportion.

These "Tudors" featured sundials and statues, which had not been commonly used since the days of the Roman Empire.

But the "knot garden", intricate patterns of lawn hedges, usually made of boxwood with flowers filling the spaces between are what commonly define the "Tudors" and their historical contribution to landscape design.

the garden feature here sits juxtaposed to one of the great "Tudor" mansions built in the early 1920's in Detroit.

Historical Courtyards and Gardens was commissioned in early 1997 to restore this piece of Detroit's History as a photo was provided of the of the original reflecting pool garden, which was used to accurately return the land to its original splendor.