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Garden Design Ideas

Asian Garden
Asian Garden
Asian garden in Geelong.
Clifton Hill
Clifton Hill
Gardenique
This is an example of a contemporary backyard garden in Other with concrete pavers.
Hill House
Hill House
Reece Keil Design
Design ideas for a modern backyard garden in Gold Coast - Tweed with concrete pavers.
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.
Maaemo
Maaemo
Green Sheep Collective
Inspiration for a contemporary backyard full sun garden in Melbourne with brick pavers and a wood fence.
Heritage Semi No 2- Manly
Heritage Semi No 2- Manly
Archisoul Architects
Podology Landscape Architecture, Construction and Maintenance Tom Ferguson Photography
Design ideas for a contemporary backyard garden in Sydney with a garden path.
Minyama
Minyama
MRA Design
Design ideas for a contemporary courtyard partial sun garden in Sunshine Coast.
Tennyson House - Atkinson Pontifex
Tennyson House - Atkinson Pontifex
Digital Photography Inhouse
Photography: Gerard Warrener, DPI Photography for Atkinson Pontifex Design, construction and landscaping: Atkinson Pontifex
Inspiration for an industrial front yard partial sun garden in Melbourne with with pond and concrete pavers.
Alderley Courtyard
Alderley Courtyard
Define Landscape Architecture
Sunken courtyard
This is an example of a small contemporary courtyard partial sun garden for summer in Brisbane with natural stone pavers.
Sunrise Beach Home
Sunrise Beach Home
Black and White Projects
This is an example of a beach style backyard garden in Sunshine Coast with concrete pavers.
Las Palmas
Las Palmas
Tim Ditchfield Architects
Photo of a midcentury garden in Sunshine Coast.
South Austin Landscape
South Austin Landscape
B. Jane Gardens
Photo of a traditional backyard outdoor sport court in Austin with gravel.
Small Contemporary Garden Blackheath
Small Contemporary Garden Blackheath
Hamilton Cody Garden Design
julia Cody
This is an example of a contemporary garden in London.
Crescent Park, Palo Alto
Crescent Park, Palo Alto
BAY WEST BUILDERS
This is an example of a traditional garden in San Francisco with a retaining wall.
Modern Oasis
Modern Oasis
Mom's Design Build
With an existing pool and retaining walls, we took this space and made it more modern offering many various spaces for lounging, enjoying the fire, listening to the water feature and an upper synthetic turf area for playing games. It is complete with bluestone pavers, a modern water feature and reflecting pool, a raised ipe deck, synthetic turf, glass railings, a modern, gas fire bowl and a stunning cedar privacy wall!
Mark's Backyard
Mark's Backyard
Artistic Landscapes
This is an example of a traditional backyard garden in Atlanta with brick pavers and with flowerbed.
Wheelers Hill
Wheelers Hill
The Garden Company
Photo of a contemporary partial sun garden in Melbourne with a garden path and decking.
lake house
lake house
Princeton Scapes Inc
Lakeside outdoor living at its finest
This is an example of a large beach style side yard full sun garden in Boston with natural stone pavers and with rock feature.
Sophisticated Surrounding
Sophisticated Surrounding
SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction
The inviting fire draws you through the garden. Surrounds Inc.
Photo of a large traditional backyard garden in DC Metro with natural stone pavers and with fireplace.

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 786,888 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Archisoul Architects and Define Landscape Architecture. 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.