25 Outdoor Hardscapes Garden Design Photos And Ideas

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.

A Japanese-style Bamboo water fountain sits in the driveway.
Uncovered paths lead straight down into the forest.
Asked to find an ecologically sustainable building solution, blaanc turned to a vernacular building technique that still thrives in certain pockets of rural Portugal, rammed earth.
Entry way to a modern, contemporary Key West home.  Clean lines, planting was done with minimal species and in groupings.
West Elevation - Private Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
The combination of a low concrete wall and built-in bench creates an intimate seating area that acts as an extension to the kitchen and dining room. Another steel trellis above creates an armature for more plants that will fill in and provide shade. The terrace is topped with blue stone and wood screens give the plants a ladder on which to grow.
Wire fox terrier on guard at the raised wood deck and bedroom beyond
roof deck/view
Inspired by the sleek yachts of the French Riviera, the Vista outdoor lounge collection features strong horizontal lines formed into flowing, curved shapes, creating a visually light, yet welcoming form.
Front Exterior, Day
Clean lines and mass groupings of plants help create a sense of openness and space within a small garden.
Innovative path lighting
Terrace
Firepit and wire fox terrier with hardscape and landscape to exterior dining terrace at raised deck beyond
Garden courtyards adjacent to guest rooms
Green roof
A quiet, sheltered outdoor dining area
Living room garden looking west
Changing the vehicular approach provides for direct garage access and allows for the drought-tolerant landscaping to contribute to both privacy and an enhanced streetscape.

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