A focal point is the careful positioning of an object to draw the eye to a feature of attention. When creating a new garden from scratch a focal point can serve as a starting point for the design. The right garden element, whether a fountain, sculpture or even a featured plant can bring a structure to a landscape that will stand the test of time. It’s also amazing how one single object, used as the focal point, can transform the entire area. A focal point can serve as an element that can anchor or organize a space.
A well chosen focal point can set the tone for the whole spirit of the landscape. Focal points can be an ordinary object such as a bench, container or as significant as the installation of a dynamic piece of sculpture. Focal points can also bring perspective to a larger landscape, or serve as the punctuation mark for your personal vision.