Topiary gardens feature sculptures made from clipped trees and shrubs. The plants used to create these sculptures are typically evergreen. The use of topiary gives flower gardens a unique garden design. There are some particularly breathtaking topiary gardens in the United States, they area in Maryland, California, Vermont and North Carolina. The Ladaw topiary gardens in Maryland are renowned for their topiary sculptures, so much so the garden club of America pronounced the garden as the best topiary garden in America.
California's Foli gardens and Vermont's Hildene Gardens are formal gardens famous for the ingenious color displays through flowers. The Foli gardens are renowned for their ingenious garden designs which capitalize on the spectacular range of colors in flowers, these flowers include Camellias, Rhododendrons, Roses, and many Magnolias. This formal garden has worldwide recognition for the picturesque garden design through the use of colours. Over 1000 peony blossoms fill the The Hildene Gardens painting the garden full of color. The gardens of the Bilmore Estate in North Carolina are spectacular, and they were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. These formal gardens are Italian inspired and the gardens and grounds are manicured and maintained to perfection. Topiary and formal gardens are breathtaking and particularly ornamental.