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Garden Design Ideas

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.
Malvern House
Malvern House
V Three Architecture
Contemporary front yard garden in Melbourne with a garden path.
Slate House Northcote
Slate House Northcote
Melbourne Design Studios (MDS)
This is an example of a contemporary garden in Melbourne.
Country Garden
Country Garden
Outscape
DA Yates
Photo of a large country side yard full sun formal garden in Other with gravel and a garden path.
I see Wild
I see Wild
Phillip Withers
Design ideas for a contemporary partial sun garden in Melbourne with decomposed granite.
Granard Ave - Yard (basketball court)
Granard Ave - Yard (basketball court)
Peter Gionfriddo Architect
Inspiration for a contemporary partial sun garden in Melbourne.
Dune House
Dune House
Acre
Large monolithic architectural details are something we try and bring into all our projects, it’s these details that allow us to be looser with wilder with our planting palettes and for the outcome to still feel considered. In this case, the benches allowed us to terrace the site creating activated zones to higher use of the functionality. Photography by Rory Gardiner
Custom designed Balnarring Beach House
Custom designed Balnarring Beach House
Prebuilt
Dan Hocking
Photo of a large contemporary full sun garden in Melbourne.
Commodore 703
Commodore 703
Jared Poole Design
Photo of a beach style front yard partial sun driveway in Gold Coast - Tweed with brick 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.
House In The Woods, Donvale
House In The Woods, Donvale
Warc Studio Architects
Entry to new facade, House In The Woods. Donvale, Victoria
Design ideas for a large contemporary full sun garden in Melbourne with a garden path and natural stone pavers.
Pottsville Beach House
Pottsville Beach House
Fatfish Photography
Exterior Architectural Photography by Fatfish Photography
Beach style courtyard garden in Gold Coast - Tweed with a garden path and decking.
The Snug
The Snug
Green Sheep Collective
Photo of a small contemporary backyard partial sun garden in Melbourne.
Las Palmas
Las Palmas
Tim Ditchfield Architects
Photo of a midcentury garden in Sunshine Coast.
California Dreaming
California Dreaming
Westmade Homes
Design ideas for a contemporary full sun garden in Perth with with pond.
Centennial Park - Garden
Centennial Park - Garden
GOODMANORS Pool + Garden
Inspiration for a traditional front yard garden in Sydney.
Hill House
Hill House
Reece Keil Design
Design ideas for a modern backyard garden in Gold Coast - Tweed with concrete pavers.
Kids Pod
Kids Pod
Mihaly Slocombe
Design ideas for a contemporary full sun garden in Melbourne with a vegetable garden and gravel.

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 790,346 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Archisoul Architects and Fatfish Photography. 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.