Garden. Flower bed.
The words conjure images of large scale plantings. Or perhaps long and narrow along the length of a building or walkway.
May I present an exception.
This small, precise, medallion garden is found on the grounds of an extensive, public garden.
However, one of my neighbors maintains a similar beautiful spot where a tree was removed several years ago.
Remember, the area of planting need not be large to be a showy spot for the neighborhood.
Janet, the heroine in the sweet romance, Comfort Zone, attempts a more conventional flower bed with plants flanking her home’s front entrance. (With a moderate amount of success.) She’s better at HVAC repair — and living with gusto. Find her story here: https://amzn.to/2ZvL0Av