Houzz Logo Print

Country Garden Design Ideas

Eat Better With a Homefront Garden
Eat Better With a Homefront Garden
Homefront FarmersHomefront Farmers
If you'd like to start eating better (not just healthier, but tastier too), you will love yard-to-table gardening. Growing your own fresh food steps from the kitchen ensures you'll always have options come dinner time. Best of all, we can provide a helping hand, making an organic garden a reality for even the busiest families.
Frome Project from the outside
Frome Project from the outside
LukonicLukonic
Design ideas for a country garden in Other.
Find the right local pro for your project
Find top design and renovation professionals on Houzz
Hartford 1850's Farmhouse
Hartford 1850's Farmhouse
American LandscapeAmerican Landscape
The back staircase of the garden entrance; the steps and boulder wall tie into the farmhouse theme. Flagstone steppers get you to the car barn, part of this rural complex.
Cape Ann Farmhouse
Cape Ann Farmhouse
Hilarie Holdsworth DesignHilarie Holdsworth Design
Photo of a country garden in Boston.
New Wall and Lanscape - Simply Elegant!
New Wall and Lanscape - Simply Elegant!
Gorski LandscapingGorski Landscaping
Design ideas for a mid-sized country front yard partial sun formal garden for spring in New York with a retaining wall and mulch.
Farmhouse Garden
Farmhouse Garden
Donald Pell - GardensDonald Pell - Gardens
This is an example of a mid-sized country backyard full sun garden in Philadelphia.
Critter Resistant Vegetable Garden Design
Critter Resistant Vegetable Garden Design
Le jardinetLe jardinet
Two 5' tall fences, spaced 5' apart will deter deer without looking like Fort Knox. Hardware cloth and graduated hog fence panels keeps burrowing rodents and rabbits at bay. See web site for details and plans
Planter Boxes
Planter Boxes
Riedel Precision Landscaping, Inc.Riedel Precision Landscaping, Inc.
Large country side yard full sun garden in Other with a container garden and gravel for summer.
Country Gardens
Country Gardens
Ann-Marie Powell Gardens LtdAnn-Marie Powell Gardens Ltd
Photo of a country front yard garden in Hampshire.
Westport Pool
Westport Pool
J. Brandon JonesJ. Brandon Jones
Design ideas for a small country full sun garden in New York.
New yard Design
New yard Design
Planscape, An Outdoor Design CompanyPlanscape, An Outdoor Design Company
Another design that creates a useable front yard that includes a fire pit, a large rock retaining wall, and easy low maintenance plants creating amazing curb appeal. The side yard has beautiful large steps and a false creek. The back yard is a simple sodded area for kids and grandkids to play.
Steps and Gold Lace Junipers
Steps and Gold Lace Junipers
Zone4 Landscapes Ltd.Zone4 Landscapes Ltd.
The stones steps are local stone placed in such a way to make the climb and descent comfortable to traverse. Often natural stone steps have varying sized risers and treads that make their use difficult. We strive to make it not only beautiful but functional.
Farmhouse Transformed
Farmhouse Transformed
River Valley LandscapesRiver Valley Landscapes
This project presented unique opportunities that are not often found in residential landscaping. The homeowners were not only restoring their 1840's era farmhouse, a piece of their family’s history, but also enlarging and updating the home for modern living. The landscape designers continued this idea by creating a space that is a modern day interpretation of an 1840s era farm rather then a strict recreation. The resulting design combines elements of farm living from that time, as well as acknowledging the property’s history as a horse farm, with staples of 21st century landscapes such as space for outdoor living, lighting, and newer plant varieties. Guests approach from the main driveway which winds through the property and ends at the main barn. There is secondary gated driveway just for the homeowners. Connected to this main driveway is a narrower gravel lane which leads directly to the residence. The lane passes near fruit trees planted in broken rows to give the illusion that they are the remains of an orchard that once existed on the site. The lane widens at the entrance to the gardens where there is a hitching post built into the fence that surrounds the gardens and a watering trough. The widened section is intended as a place to park a golf cart or, in a nod to the home’s past, tie up horses before entering. The gravel lane passes between two stone pillars and then ends at a square gravel court edged in cobblestones. The gravel court transitions into a wide flagstone walk bordered with yew hedges and lavender leading to the front door. Directly to the right, upon entering the gravel court, is located a gravel and cobblestone edged walk leading to a secondary entrance into the residence. The walk is gated where it connects with the gravel court to close it off so as not to confuse visitors and guests to the main residence and to emphasize the primary entrance. An area for a bench is provided along this walk to encourage stopping to view and enjoy the gardens. On either side of the front door, gravel and cobblestone walks branch off into the garden spaces. The one on the right leads to a flagstone with cobblestone border patio space. Since the home has no designated backyard like most modern suburban homes the outdoor living space had to be placed in what would traditionally be thought of as the front of the house. The patio is separated from the entrance walk by the yew hedge and further enclosed by three Amelanchiers and a variety of plantings including modern cultivars of old fashioned plants such as Itea and Hydrangea. A third entrance, the original front door to the 1840’s era section, connects to the patio from the home’s kitchen, making the space ideal for outdoor dining. The gravel and cobblestone walk branching off to the left of the front door leads to the vegetable and perennial gardens. The idea for the vegetable garden was to recreate the tradition of a kitchen garden which would have been planted close to the residence for easy access. The vegetable garden is surrounded by mixed perennial beds along the inside of the wood picket fence which surrounds the entire garden space. Another area designated for a bench is provided here to encourage stopping and viewing. The home’s original smokehouse, completely restored and used as a garden shed, provides a strong architectural focal point to the vegetable garden. Behind the smokehouse is planted lilacs and other plants to give mass and balance to the corner and help screen the garden from the neighboring subdivision. At the rear corner of the garden a wood arbor was constructed to provide a structure on which to grow grapes or other vines should the homeowners choose to. The landscape and gardens for this restored farmhouse and property are a thoughtfully designed and planned recreation of a historic landscape reinterpreted for modern living. The idea was to give a sense of timelessness when walking through the gardens as if they had been there for years but had possibly been updated and rejuvenated as lifestyles changed. The attention to materials and craftsmanship blend seamlessly with the residence and insure the gardens and landscape remain an integral part of the property. The farm has been in the homeowner’s family for many years and they are thrilled at the results and happy to see respect given to the home’s history and to its meticulous restoration.
Children's Play House
Children's Play House
Keith Willig Landscape Architecture, Inc.Keith Willig Landscape Architecture, Inc.
The play house seen here includes swings, a climbing wall, and slide integrated into the existing slope.
Country garden in San Francisco with a retaining wall.
Native Gardens that we support with design and Maintenance in 2023
Native Gardens that we support with design and Maintenance in 2023
PETER  ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES., LLCPETER ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES., LLC
Clients gardens that took a rear lawn and changed it into a large potagers garden. This is a strong pollinator garden as there is all kind of food, shelter, nesting for the natural world. The path is gravel so it drains. The white closest to the house is flowering tobaccos. the pink to the left is pink digitalis, blue iris and yellow yarrow. Peter Atkins and Associates
Bohemian Hideaway
Bohemian Hideaway
Wentworth LandscapesWentworth Landscapes
Inspiration for a country garden in Toronto.
Wooden Split Rail Fence
Wooden Split Rail Fence
Freedom Fence & RailingFreedom Fence & Railing
For some people, there is nothing better than the classics. While new materials and styles of fencing are gaining popularity, for some homeowners, a wood fence is the only real choice. At Freedom Fence & Railing, we install a variety of wooden backyard fences, including highly-effective wood privacy fences. Wood presents a unique stylistic opportunity as it is a natural product with gorgeous natural character. In addition, wood fencing is a more budget-friendly alternative to both vinyl and aluminum fences which can make a crucial difference for some homeowners.
Montecito Hedgerow
Montecito Hedgerow
Montecito LandscapeMontecito Landscape
Pearl loves her new garden. She can meander through the plants without any toxic reactions because this garden is entirely non-toxic and dog-friendly. Here she is posing by thyme, lavender, sage, citrus, bay laurel looking very happy and content. The beautiful glazed pot with the mature citrus lends an element of elegance.

Country Garden Design Ideas

A plant lovers' Coastal Retreat
A plant lovers' Coastal Retreat
Colin Cooney DesignsColin Cooney Designs
Colourful planting displays in this coastal garden design on the Wild Atlantic Way
Inspiration for a large country front yard full sun garden for summer in Other with river rock and a stone fence.
1