Gardening is a very broad field, covering a number of practices and ideas about growing plants, growing flowers, fruit or vegetables, and maintaining gardens. There are some schools of gardening, like horticulture, whereas others are based on sustainable agriculture, conservation, reclamation, gardening for food, landscapes, and others. Sustainable agriculture is essentially the practice of farming in a manner that allows for environmental preservation as well as productivity, and these practices have become increasingly popular as organic gardening gains popularity and become more accessible to a broader range of people.
One such important aspect of sustainable gardening is the concept of an English landscape garden. An English landscape garden was a type of plan designed to improve the visual appeal of a particular piece of land and, more importantly, to make it more functional. The basic purpose of an English landscape garden was to add beauty and usefulness to a piece of land by improving the surrounding landscape. A landscape garden was usually located within a boundary walled garden, with walls of stones or landscaping to protect plants from damage.