The romance of the English garden has been around for centuries. The English garden is practical, beautiful and fragrant too. There are many different elements important to an English garden design, which basically refers to any garden that uses the elements of gardens from England during the 18th century. The most important elements of English garden design include the actual garden a well as statues and the all important water. There are many romantic elements in an English garden design and you can bet that if it is an English garden it will have a miniature lake or at the very least a pond. Most of the time a bridge or pier is built over the pond as well.