Coming up with design ideas for a garden can be surprisingly difficult given that not many people actually have experience in this sense. Also, we’re usually spending a lot more time indoors doings all sorts of different activities than we do outside. It’s important to come up with a plan and to set priorities when working on a design for the garden or the backyard. This way you can be sure you’ll actually get to enjoy spending time out there and that the features you include actually make sense. On that note, we thought we’d share with you some of the designs and ideas that we find inspiring.
The idea for this garden created by Scott Schrader was to design a space that flows naturally and feels organic and connected to the interior. The large pergola is a structure that helps to make the indoor-outdoor transition feel smooth and natural. It also gives the garden a sense of privacy and makes it feel less exposed.
If you’re thinking of creating a garden that’s filled to the brim with plants, vegetation and other nature-related elements to the point it almost becomes overwhelming, there’s no better source of inspiration than this amazing design created by landscape architect Terremoto. This is a superlative garden and everything in it looks and feel very organic which is something that’s surprisingly difficult to achieve in a lot of cases.
A curving path with geometric stepping stones framed by a manicured lawn leads into this amazing garden created by studio Phillip Withers Landscape Design. This is a garden defined by contrasts. On one hand it looks like a bare, desert-like area, dry and flat. On the other hand, the area is actually full of life and very vibrant thanks to all the succulents, cacti, trees and vegetation. This gives the garden a clean and serene look.
Some gardens are means to look nice and pretty while others are meant to be practical. The latter and oriented towards features such as outdoor sitting areas, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, dining areas and such. One example in this case is the garden designed by Outdoor Establishments. It has an eclectic look and uses a variety of different materials including polished concrete, recycled bricks and sandstone mixed in with all the furniture, planters and everything else.
Small gardens can be really charming and this one designed by studio Garden Society is a perfect example. The secret here is diversity. The garden is filled lots of different types of plants with different colors, sizes an, textures and patterns and they form a giant bouquet of greenery which covers up the soil completely.
Speaking of all gardens, this design created by landscape studio Huntergreen is equally impressive and amazing. They managed to make a small rectangular space look full of life. It has depth, layers and diversity. Although it’s enclosed by tall wooden fences it doesn’t feel boxed in. The main planter box at the center features a tree with the bottom section of the trunk completely camouflaged by all the plants. Also, although small, there’s enough room in this garden for a little sitting area, among all the plants.
There’s an almost magical vibe associated with the garden of this house remodeled by Technē Architecture and Interior Design.It’s very lush there’s greenery covering up the tall fences as well as in between the floor slabs. The magnificent tree in the corner has these beautiful undulating branches and a canopy that extends to the side. All of that gives the garden a bohemian and mysterious allure.
Studio Alwill in collaboration with Luigi Rosselli Architects managed to turn an old historic structure into a very chic and modern home and the garden is just as impressive as the interior. A huge tree with thick branches expanding in all directions is one of the main focal points. Its trunk is almost completely hidden behind lots of lush greenery and the entire garden has a tropical vibe.
As seasons change, so do our gardens. The transition between summer and autumn is quite beautiful as the trees start to shed their leaves and the vibrant green nuances turn into yellows and reds. For a garden to keep looking full and vibrant throughout the seasons it has to be well-balanced, with species of plants and vegetation that complement each other. We can’t think of a better example in this case than this bohemian design by Ian Barker Gardens.