Garden and Landscape Design is about creating and decorating gardens, yards, grounds, parks, and other areas. Gardens and landscapes enhance buildings, public spaces, and parks. The decorative arts include architecture, city planning, and horticulture.
Designing gardens and preserving green space in cities maintains contact with the pastoral, rural landscape. Gardens and designed landscapes fill city open spaces, creating a continuity between structural urban landscapes and open rural landscapes. Gardens and designed landscapes also have a unique timelessness. Plants have a continuous time dimension that buildings, paintings, and sculpture cannot match.