127 Outdoor Gardens Back Yard Design Photos And Ideas

The lush courtyard of a home set in Savannah's Historic District.
In addition to an expansive hillside garden the home also offers off-street parking for five cars.
Astounding views of palm trees and the surrounding Palm Springs landscape are provided from 360-degree exterior views.
Each villa is equipped with its own salt-water swimming pool and outdoor shower.
A look at the rear of the home.
Plenty of light can enter the living area through the peaceful backyard garden.
Hutchins and Montague worked with Samuel H. Williamson Associates Landscape Architecture on the garden, which is planted with sword ferns, vine maple, and wild ginger. “When we look at it from the bedroom, it’s our private little forest,” Montague says.
An outdoor kitchen in the lush, backyard garden.
Inspiring views can be had from every angle on the terrace.
The private setting of Casa Meleku's pool area offers spectacular views of the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and the majestic Pacific Ocean.
Casa Meleku.
A peaceful poolside vignette at Casa Bri Bri.
The villas provide an intimate setting for guests to unwind in the privacy of their own home away from home.
A shared courtyard with a firepit.
An interior courtyard.
The view from the backyard.
The walled in garden.
Garden
The gorgeous exterior view.
Garden Balcony
Garden Elevation
The expansive grassy lawns features several ponds, fountains, native greenery, and even a tea house.
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Abernathy House
A pebble mosaic and artificial turf divide the yard into zones that never need to be mowed.
From the back patio, stone steps lead down to the lake.
A spacious outdoor deck with a path that leads down to the lake.
The bucolic surroundings.
The magnificent grounds provide ideal views of LA beyond.
The ADU shares the backyard of the main home, but gabion retaining walls (rocks in wire cages) and an elevated terrace gives it an intimate space of its own.
The nearly 100 year-old Victorian farmhouse clearly had good bones, but over the years unfortunate facelifts and additions had left it somewhat listless as well as thermally challenged in both summer and winter. The design team approached the project with the sensibility that the original Victorian had a certain charm and should remain essentially unchanged, but that the renovated kitchen and dining room addition should have an open ‘Zen’ feeling through a connection to the surrounding garden.
“I love the look of mass plantings,” notes Neely, near Mexican feather grasses--which thrive on the sunny lot.
The west patio
The east patio overlooks to the yaupon holly trees.
Since the front door is located in the exterior wall, residents first enter a vast garden before reaching the gable roof house.
A living wall by Habitat Horticulture brings life to the compact backyard.
The backyard
Architectural designer Sebastian Mariscal and project manager Jeff Svitak created a house in Venice, California, for Michael and Tamami Sylvester. Known as Dwell Home Venice for its role as an exemplification of modern architecture, the house is an homage to indoor-outdoor living. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.
Chong left enough space in the 16-foot-wide backyard for a garden and comfortable dining area.
In the back, ivy climbs across the garage’s raw cedar cladding next to a gate that allows access to the laneway—but the boys prefer to climb the fence.
The rear of the house features Victorian brick, a modern extension, and Velfac windows. Landscape designer Matthew Wright was inspired by the art of Henri Rousseau when choosing plants to set amid the garden’s Dorset pebbles.
View from Sunfish Lake
29th Street Residence in San Francisco, California
The couple source ideas for their garden from their trips to Japan.
Aranzazu House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
Architect: YAMAMAR Design, Location: San Francisco, California
Torcuato House Pavilion - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
Torcuato House Pavilion - Besonías Almeida arquitectos

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.

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