Informal gardens are usually medium to large in size. These gardens can incorporate a wide range of styles and plants or they can be designed according to a single theme, in which case they might contain only those plants and elements considered relevant to that theme. Architecturally modern homes are often enhanced by large, exotic plants that measure up to their bold style.
lawns and rock gardens
can be used to add interest to a steeply sloping site. Many indigenous and exotic plants are ideal for using in informal gardens
. When planning a garden, take account of your local climate and rainfall, the natural landscape of the region, aspects of the immediate environment, such as the slope of the land, position of large shade trees and proximity to buildings, and how the garden will be used by your family.