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Spice - Oak Beach - Far North Queensland
Spice - Oak Beach - Far North Queensland
bàlay Vandyke
Photos by Louise Roche, of Villa Styling. Recycled timber arbor and entry path
This is an example of a tropical front yard garden in Cairns with with path.
Beautiful roses
Beautiful roses
Ladybird Garden Design
Roses on an arch frame the entrance to an inviting place to sit and relax
Photo of a mid-sized traditional backyard full sun formal garden for spring in Adelaide with a water feature and natural stone pavers.
2013 MIFIGS SHOW GARDEN "RESILIENCE"
2013 MIFIGS SHOW GARDEN "RESILIENCE"
AQL Landscape Design
Andrew Lecky
Design ideas for a contemporary garden in Melbourne with a water feature.
2018 Gold Award - Residential Landscape Design > 150m2
2018 Gold Award - Residential Landscape Design > 150m2
AILDM
Landscape Design - MUD Landscape Design, Newcastle, NSW
Tropical backyard full sun xeriscape in Newcastle - Maitland with a fire feature and gravel.
Elanora House by Aspect Architecture
Elanora House by Aspect Architecture
Fatfish Photography
Fatfish Photography
Beach style courtyard garden in Gold Coast - Tweed with a garden path and decking.
Custom Designed Home - Edge HIll
Custom Designed Home - Edge HIll
Maxa Constructions
This is an example of a tropical sloped formal garden in Cairns with a container garden and gravel.
Asian Garden
Asian Garden
Asian garden in Geelong.
Blackburn
Blackburn
Inspiring Landscape Solutions by Parveen Dhaliwal
Rebuilt brick path to entrance of house with arbour and modern sculpture. Mix of perennial planting and exotics housed within a formal border.
Inspiration for a large traditional front yard full sun garden for spring with brick pavers.
NORTHCOTE HOUSE 02
NORTHCOTE HOUSE 02
STAR Architecture
This is an example of a modern side yard garden in Melbourne with a container garden and concrete pavers.
Classic Character Meets Modern Comfort in Annandale
Classic Character Meets Modern Comfort in Annandale
Pilcher Residential
Pilcher Residential
Design ideas for a traditional backyard garden in Sydney with a vertical garden and concrete pavers.
Clifton Hill
Clifton Hill
Gardenique
This is an example of a contemporary backyard garden in Other with concrete pavers.
Lane Cove
Lane Cove
red blue architecture + design
Contemporary full sun garden in Sydney with a garden path.
Woollahra Villa Garden
Woollahra Villa Garden
Think Outside Gardens
This walled Woollahra courtyard garden was built as an entry to a recently renovated house but also as a private relaxation space. Through a laser cut corten steel entry gate you get glimpses of a private oasis beyond. Its rich warm brown colour is perfectly matched with the new spotted gum decking on the porch and the feature downlight by the front door. Soft gravel and steeping stones outside and through the gate draw the visitor in adding a soft and organic feel. Three steps lead to a generous deck wrapping around a corner to reveal more space for entertaining and an outdoor lounge. Planted here is some Boston ivy that will grow up the wall and further green up the space creating a seasonal element with its autumn leaves. An eclectic and varied planting palette of different leaf shapes and colours creates texture and stands out against the white walls. Plants were also chosen for their hardiness and low maintenance requirements. Two Olives planted within the gravel provide a light canopy and a frangipani near the lounge will be great to sit under as it grows taller over the years. The resulting garden is not only a lovely entry for the residents and their visitors but also a spot where they can sit and relax.
Spice @ Oak - Port Douglas
Spice @ Oak - Port Douglas
The Design Villa
Louise Roche - @villastyling
Inspiration for a tropical courtyard full sun garden for summer in Cairns with a garden path.
Wembley 2
Wembley 2
Tim Davies Landscaping | Perth
GRAB Photography
Country backyard full sun garden in Perth with a retaining wall.
Essendon project
Essendon project
MINT Pool + Landscape Design
Dave Kulesza
Mid-sized contemporary backyard garden in Melbourne.
Spice Residence
Spice Residence
Nathan Verri Pty Ltd
Design ideas for a tropical courtyard garden in Cairns.
Half the land, Double the Garden.
Half the land, Double the Garden.
Acre
Derek Swalwell
Inspiration for a small contemporary backyard garden in Melbourne.
Asian Inspired Courtyard
Asian Inspired Courtyard
Captivate Landscape Design & Architecture
This is an example of an asian partial sun garden in Wollongong with a garden path and decking.
Commodore 703
Commodore 703
Jared Poole Design
This is an example of a beach style backyard full sun garden in Gold Coast - Tweed with decking.
Fairfield.2
Fairfield.2
Excelsior Master Builder
Emma Cross
Contemporary backyard garden in Melbourne with a garden path and natural stone pavers.
ULTRA SPACIOUS ARCHITECT-DESIGNED HAVEN IN LEICHHARDT
ULTRA SPACIOUS ARCHITECT-DESIGNED HAVEN IN LEICHHARDT
Pilcher Residential
Design ideas for a contemporary backyard garden in Sydney with decking.
Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby residence
Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby residence
Living Balance Designs
Inspiration for a mediterranean garden in Other.
Rural property
Rural property
sticks and stones Landscape Design
Brigid Arnott
Country sloped full sun xeriscape in Sydney with brick pavers for spring.
Ilkley, Sunshine Coast QLD
Ilkley, Sunshine Coast QLD
Fluid Design
Design ideas for a large tropical backyard partial sun garden for summer in Sunshine Coast with natural stone pavers and a retaining wall.
Homage to Oscar - The Heritage of Modernism
Homage to Oscar - The Heritage of Modernism
Luigi Rosselli Architects
Inspiration for a modern garden in Sydney with natural stone pavers.

Get Inspired by Gardens on Houzz


A lot of the time when you get home from a long day at work, all you want to do is wind down. Where better to do this than in your very own garden at home? If you do it right, a great garden design can send you right into holiday mode. But where to start?

There’s so many styles to choose from when it comes to garden design. Whether you want to create a tropical, modern, contemporary, beach style or country garden - or something else entirely - the large garden image gallery on Houzz has got you covered. Get inspired and collect your ideas to narrow down your desired garden style and features.

How to Create a Garden for Your Home


Depending on which style you’re going for, be sure to know what makes a garden and if it’s appropriate for your climate. You may want to consider adding a deck or other landscaping features, but the plants you choose will mostly dictate your style and what kind of ongoing maintenance is required. Don’t worry if your backyard isn’t very spacious - there are many plants that can thrive even in a small space and allow you to turn your space into a little paradise of your own, regardless of size.

Decide which plants to use


The greenery you choose is critical to your look. For example, if you’re trying to create a tropical garden palm trees and bamboo are your go-to options. Other popular options are golden cane palm trees and fern for ground cover. From there you can add some colour with bright flowers like frangipani, hibiscus or bromeliads. All these are actually quite hardy plants, so once established, your tropical garden is actually quite easy to maintain.

Use this structure and apply it to your style. Research which plants you need to set your base for a garden and go from there.

Add some decor


If the plants don’t quite do it for you yet, or if you want to add some extra wow-factor, consider adding some extra features. Even if you can’t accommodate a swimming pool, hot tub or pond, you could look at smaller water features. Simple rocks can also have a great effect, while statues and gnomes will add some extra character.

Don’t forget to add some furniture so you have a nice place to sit and enjoy your garden!

Need some help?


Once you know what you want your garden to look like, it may be hard to make it a reality on your own. If that is the case for you, consider consulting a professional to help you with your garden design. Every photo you find on Houzz will lead you to the local pro that did the job, so you won’t have a problem picking the perfect person to help! Whether you need a gardener in Brisbane, a landscape architect in Melbourne or a fireplace installer in Sydney, you can be sure to find one on Houzz.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a garden renovation or are building a designer garden from scratch, Houzz has 749,673 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Think Outside Gardens and Luigi Rosselli Architects. Look through garden photos in different colours and styles and when you find a garden design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful garden ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.