7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens

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July 10, 2014
These gardens blur the boundaries between natural and manmade landscape, providing a welcome escape from the bustle of daily life.
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  A bed of greenery surrounds this magical glass-walled shed on an island in Finland.    Photo by: Arsi Ikäheimonen

    A bed of greenery surrounds this magical glass-walled shed on an island in Finland. 

     

    Photo by: Arsi Ikäheimonen

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  Conceived by artist and landscape designer Paula Hayes, this private garden in Santa Fe, New Mexico sports various shrubs and trees placed in silicone planters.    Photo by: Raimund Koch

    Conceived by artist and landscape designer Paula Hayes, this private garden in Santa Fe, New Mexico sports various shrubs and trees placed in silicone planters.

     

     

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminded a seamless garden to surround a Bay Area Eichler house.    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

    Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminded a seamless garden to surround a Bay Area Eichler house

     

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  A concrete block pathway and generous scatterings of shrubs lead up to the Edward Killingsworth-designed Opdahl House on the island of Naples in Long Beach, California.      Photo by: Catherine Ledner

    A concrete block pathway and generous scatterings of shrubs lead up to the Edward Killingsworth-designed Opdahl House on the island of Naples in Long Beach, California. 

     

     

     

    Photo by: Catherine Ledner

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  A carefully groomed garden paves the way outside this classic Adirondack style home in Big Sur, California. 

    A carefully groomed garden paves the way outside this classic Adirondack style home in Big Sur, California.

     

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  A varied arrangement of flowers grows in the garden of this Glassell Park home, where local urban farmer Tara Kolla and a squad of volunteers plant and tend.      Photo by: Catherine Ledner

    A varied arrangement of flowers grows in the garden of this Glassell Park home, where local urban farmer Tara Kolla and a squad of volunteers plant and tend. 

     

     

     

    Photo by: Catherine Ledner

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  In renovation this old cottage in San Francisco's Potrero Hill, the resident's goal was to "to expand the house while staying within the existing footprint to protect the mature gardens."  Photo by: Cesar Rubio

    In renovation this old cottage in San Francisco's Potrero Hill, the resident's goal was to "to expand the house while staying within the existing footprint to protect the mature gardens."

    Photo by: Cesar Rubio

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