The traditional garden can encompass aspects from both formal and informal gardens. It is usually a bit more understated than the english styles. The design of the traditional garden relies on mass layering and accents of color. Many times the plant palette is made up of antique and heirloom plants. typically, traditional gardens have a welcoming, casual feel. although, some can be dressed up with formal elements. The traditional garden compliments many architectural styles, including colonial, tudor, and of course, traditional.