Garden & Landscapes

The call of the wild is impossible to resist in these patios, backyards, rooftops, and gardens that offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Precast Concrete Stair Treads Transform a Hip Outdoor Workspace in L.A.
Precast Concrete Stair Treads Transform a Hip Outdoor Workspace in L.A.
The i|o @ Playa Vista campus is playfully reimagined with a protruding steel staircase that connects collaborative, indoor/outdoor workspaces.
How the Quest for Sustainability Fuels Gloster’s Production and Minimalist Modern Designs
Gloster’s recent acquisition of land in Indonesia is just another example of how the company is an industry leader in sustainability.
This Shady Oasis Is a Garden, Garage, and Office All Rolled Into One
In a leafy Boston suburb, a place to park cars and repair vintage scooters grows into a bucolic sanctuary.
Flexform Boldly Takes On the Great Outdoors With Launch of Covet-Worthy New Furniture Collection
Flexform Boldly Takes On the Great Outdoors With Launch of Covet-Worthy New Furniture Collection
The inviting new designs from Italian heritage brand Flexform will make you want to go, and possibly stay, outside.
10 Unexpected Ways to Decorate With Flowers
Though some may believe that flowers are more fit for traditional interiors or country homes, there's actually lots of modern ways to introduce them into your decor.
How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious
We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is.
7 Companies Making Beautifully Modern Birdhouses
Here’s how to feed all the neighborhood birds in style.
An Introduction to Home Gardening
Ever since Adam and Eve’s unfortunate eviction, their descendants have been plunging hands and seeds into the earth in hopes of bringing forth food, beauty, and the satisfaction...
Now You Can Order Healthy Houseplants Through West Elm
Thanks to a partnership with direct-to-consumer brand Bloomscape, the home retailer is your newest source of greenery.
It Took a Neighborhood to Build This Beachside Bungalow
A California beach community rallies around a well-considered addition to its laid-back streets.
An Australian Family Kicks Back in a California-Inspired Pool Pavilion
An Australian Family Kicks Back in a California-Inspired Pool Pavilion
Complete with an outdoor kitchen and wood-fired oven, this sleek pavilion is the ultimate escape—come rain or shine.
Why Plants Improve Mornings
Not everyone is a morning person—and that’s okay. However, there are a few things you can do to embrace the early hours (and we don’t just mean crushing a giant mug of coffee).
5 Houseplants You Can’t Kill
Bring the outdoors indoors to reduce stress, boost your mood, and improve productivity.
Don’t Have a Green Thumb? The Sill’s New Line of Hyper-Realistic Faux Plants Is Just for You
No watering necessary: This fresh collection of fake-but-believable plants makes it a breeze to turn your home into an indoor jungle.
11 Houseplants That Flourish in Low Light
No natural light? No problem.
Is it Easy Being Green? The Costs and Benefits of Green Roofs
A green roof cools your home in the summer, insulates in the winter, and has far-reaching benefits for the community, but keeping it cost-effective depends on a number of factors.
The World’s Largest Urban Farm Is Opening Next Year in Paris
The six-story, 150,000-square-foot garden is expected to yield a ton of organic produce every day for the French capital.
13 Pergolas That Keep It Cool for Indoor/Outdoor Living
These pergolas and trellises throw shade (in a good way).
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Picturesque Patios
The perfect patio bridges the gap between the great outdoors and the comforts of home. Our editor's top picks of the week are a breath of fresh air.
This Utopian “House in the Orchard” Is Part Home and Part Greenhouse
Located in rural Tuscany, this striking yet simple home hovers gently above the agrarian landscape.
Sip Wine in This Japanese Pagoda-Inspired Pavilion
A California winery selects sustainably produced redwood for a new pergola-topped tasting area.
14 Outdoor Pillows That Signal the Official Start of Negroni Season
Set the scene for cocktails on the patio with these bold colors and fun patterns.
This Mesmerizing Array of 3,500 Flowers Is About to Blow Up Your Instagram Feed
A new installation by Daikoku Design Institute pays homage to the symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural world.
Watch a Future Oak Tree Sprout Roots With the Ilex Acorn Vase
We all know that mighty oaks from little acorns grow. But actually watching the process from the start is a rare experience.
There’s a Jungle Inside This Wild Apartment Just Outside Mumbai
This sculptural, plant-filled apartment blows our minds—just wait until you see the bathroom.
Tom Dixon and IKEA Are Designing the Future of Urban Farming
Urban farming is about to become easier (and more beautiful) than ever before.
Create a Bold Backyard Statement With These Large Concrete Pavers
Big, bold, and beautiful, Stepstone’s Large Scale CalArc Pavers allow you to sculpt distinct spaces in your backyard while maintaining an overall harmonious design.
Secret Garden
In Arlington, Virginia, architecture firm Höweler + Yoon contends with spatial and budgetary constraints to carve a microcourtyard, complete with Japanese maples and a cascading...
Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist...
Nelson Byrd Woltz Harnesses the Natural Elements
The landscape architecture firm carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates a nest for its human and avian inhabitants.