A ground floor ( of French par terre, " the earth " ) referred to in the art of gardening a flat, only low planted area, which usually mediated by a terrace, a building is upstream. It was used for ceremonial purposes and as a stage for parties.

A parterre is often adorned by symmetrical bush patches, which are then called Broderieparterre. They are provided with elaborate ornamentation of boxwood hedges, colored gravel and low flowering plants that can be quite overlook only from the higher floors of the building. In the center of the complex is often a pool with a fountain.

Parterres were essential elements of garden design from the Renaissance to the Rococo. Aesthetically, they represent a link between architecture and Other gardens, their components according to the then more programmatic " nature -like" should be the further they were away from the main building.

Parterre de pièces pour les fleurs coupées

A special form of the parterre represents the parterre de pièces pour les fleurs coupées, which was used primarily in the Baroque garden.

The skirt is the same as in the parterre of the Renaissance gardens mostly by low book - hedges. Within the book of the parterre hedges were arranged in symmetrical, geometrical and ornamental patterns. The area enclosed by the book areas were planted with flowers.

Parterre à l' Angloise

After Augustin Charles d' Aviler the ground floor à l' Angloise is a ground floor form, which is characterized by Rasenkompartimenten. The Rasenkompartimente are edged with discounts that are filled with black soil for planting flowers. The beech hedges ( haies de buis ) should have a distance to the lawn.