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Garden Design Ideas

Sydney St Residence
Sydney St Residence
Harbour City Homes
Traditional backyard garden in Sydney with natural stone pavers.
A tranquil abode
A tranquil abode
Bayon Gardens
Landscape design: Bayon Gardens Photography: Tim Turner
Design ideas for a large asian backyard partial sun garden in Melbourne with a fire feature and gravel.
Fairfield.2
Fairfield.2
Excelsior Master Builder
Emma Cross
Contemporary backyard garden in Melbourne with a garden path and natural stone pavers.
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.
Malvern House
Malvern House
V Three Architecture
Contemporary front yard garden in Melbourne with a garden path.
Cross St - Bronte
Cross St - Bronte
Bondi Landscapes
Large tropical backyard full sun formal garden in Sydney with gravel for summer.
Portsea
Portsea
Phillip Withers
Photo of a contemporary full sun garden with a garden path.
Lyneham House
Lyneham House
Light House Architecture & Science
Ben Wrigley
Design ideas for a small contemporary backyard garden in Canberra - Queanbeyan with a water feature and decking.
Commodore 703
Commodore 703
Jared Poole Design
Photo of a beach style front yard partial sun driveway in Gold Coast - Tweed with brick pavers.
Centennial Park - Garden
Centennial Park - Garden
GOODMANORS Pool + Garden
Inspiration for a traditional front yard garden in Sydney.
Doonan Glass House
Doonan Glass House
Sarah Waller Architecture
@VillaStyling
Design ideas for a modern backyard garden in Sunshine Coast.
Las Palmas
Las Palmas
Tim Ditchfield Architects
Photo of a midcentury garden in Sunshine Coast.
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.
Lane Cove
Lane Cove
red blue architecture + design
Contemporary full sun garden in Sydney with a garden path.
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.
Blackett Homes Denman
Blackett Homes Denman
Solarcert Building Design
Inspiration for a contemporary front yard full sun formal garden in Canberra - Queanbeyan with a garden path and concrete pavers.
Maaemo
Maaemo
Green Sheep Collective
Inspiration for a contemporary backyard full sun garden in Melbourne with brick pavers and a wood fence.
External & Landscape Works To 1930s Art Deco Queenslander
External & Landscape Works To 1930s Art Deco Queenslander
Dion Seminara Architecture
External & Landscape Works To 1930s Art Deco Queenslander
Photo of a large country backyard xeriscape in Brisbane with a vegetable garden and mulch.
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.

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 781,993 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including red blue architecture + design and Tim Ditchfield 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.