46 Outdoor Raised Planters Gardens Design Photos And Ideas

The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
In contrast to the industrial neighborhood, the views from the upper-level deck look directly into the canopies of surrounding established trees.
On the western side of the home, the brick addition becomes sinuous to carve out leisure spaces in a new private courtyard, which is entirely enclosed by a white brick boundary wall. Large openings to the interior ensure seamless indoor/outdoor flow for the homeowners.
The high ceilings, natural light, and custom-made wooden furniture give the house a simple, fresh, and clean feel.
Passing through a patio and entranceway, one enters an open-plan living and dining area with ceilings that dip towards the four glass walls of the small interior garden.
Near the house, Cooper clustered lush, big-leafed plants philodendron, purple heart, and flowering canna. Farther out, vegetable gardens sprout in raised beds, and thyme and mint thrive beneath citrus trees. Native California silver wild rye and matilija poppies bind the slope, bordering the low “snake wall” that winds around the yard, narrowly ducking beneath a big ficus tree with just enough clearance for a sprinting kid. Wide stadium steps connect the garden levels, turning the steep hillside into amphitheater seating.
Rear wall of courtyard
Private garden with deck
Designed by Boston-based architect Sebastian Mariscal, this house, which celebrates the best of Californian indoor-outdoor living, was designed to frame views of the trees and the surrounding landscape.
Cleverly placed apertures pierce this skinny residence in Maringá, granting the lush interior an airy feel. On the opposite end of the entrance is a backyard garden with an outdoor grilling station—the hotspot for large parties and family affairs.
On approach to the guesthouse, the family keeps an edible garden in concrete planters by the property’s landscape designer, Cielo Sichi of Landfour.
Lynn
Abernathy House
The patio and pool area are perfect for full integration of indoor/outdoor living.
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.
A pebble mosaic and artificial turf divide the yard into zones that never need to be mowed.
Greenery at the entrance of the home.
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.
The knotty cedar cladding from Crenshaw Lumber was pretreated with an ebony stain from Timber Pro UV—twice on both sides—prior to being brought to the site, where it was left for eight weeks so that it could adjust to the moist seaside air before installation. “Cedar siding swells or shrinks when it gains or loses moisture while it reaches equilibrium with the content of the surrounding air,” says Michael. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.
View from Sunfish Lake
A porch extension of glass and corten steel was added to this renovated Italian country house. From within the views connect the porch to the outdoor, but from outside, the reflection of the glass volume reflects the natural landscape taking on the skin of green.
A section of the facade—a cross between a shoji screen and a barn door—slides open. Planter boxes contain edible varieties that fuel Mary’s culinary explorations.
Exterior with infinity pool-VILLA CP
Board-formed concrete retaining walls double as ramps from the deck to the garden’s highest point.
Cor-ten steel planter
backyard patio
Architects Simone Carneiro and Alexandre Skaff transformed a cramped São Paulo apartment into a mid-city refuge for Simone Santos.
It feeds their backyard garden, which also features permeable paving rocks, a composting  bin, and a surrounding fence made  of knotty Western red cedar.
Working with a limited budget, First Lamp designed and built one principle architectural flourish: exposed Douglas fir rafters that would weather to a brighter red over the years and accent the white siding.
The studio occupies the corner of a backyard filled with carefully-tended plants. They positioned the studio at the yard’s far corner, diagonal from the main house’s back door, to create a path through the garden that would engage visitors in landscape.
In addition to the retention of the building's envelope, many original elements were reworked and reused throughout the renovation.
In the garden, Mary Henning gives her potted plants a much-needed drink of graywater diverted from the kitchen and bathrooms and filtered by a massive green wall.
Once through the street-level entrance, the property's modern garage door comes into view. Stairs lead up to the kitchen.
Outdoor Spa
Front outdoor area
Street view, dusk

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.