59 Outdoor Raised Planters 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.

Front deck and facade
Roof deck pergola
backyard patio
Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Backyard
From the deck you really get a sense of the two main volumes of the house. One faces inward and the other out, a fine representation of Boone's ideas about the division between work space and living space.
The house architects Teresa Sarmiento and Nicolas Tovo designed for their family—including 1-year-old Clara, for whom the structure is named—is a celebration of recycled materials.
The patio at the front of the house offers a view of the balcony that connects the second-floor bedrooms.
With the help of Carver + Schickentanz Architects, Jason and Melissa Burnett were able to push their Carmel, California home's renovation from LEED Silver status to LEED Platinum-certified. With eco-friendly innovations like a retractable skylight for natural ventilation, double-pane windows to keep in air and heat, and sustainable landscaping with native vegetation, it's no wonder this mid-century-modern redesign is one of our green favorites. Click here to see the home's interior.
The outdoor shower, which he designed in collaboration with landscape contractors Warren-Avard, is surrounded by reclaimed hemlock planters.
On the lower roof, cedar decking and flower beds define one of several outdoor gardening spaces. Part of her ongoing research into the livability of cities, Fitzgerald aimed to create landscaped areas that were “aesthetic, aromatic, educational, and productive.” The deck is bordered by an expanded aluminum mesh railing and black metal corrugated panels.
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.
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.
'Tree House' - Bamboo Terrace
In addition to the retention of the building's envelope, many original elements were reworked and reused throughout the renovation.
Private garden with deck
Rear wall of courtyard
Outdoor pool deck
A single crepe myrtle, which sports red blossoms in summer, defines the courtyard.
Entry Stair to Front Door
Wakeland goes to work on the garden terraces where the couple grows much of their own food.
The renovation and two-story extension of this 1880 Adelaide bungalow includes a 23-foot rear lot with a pool.
Burnette sought to maintain the property’s natural vegetation and rocky ground surface.
A maple tree grows through an ipe deck in the garden that Mary Barensfeld designed for a family in Berkeley, California. A reflecting pool separates it from a white-granite patio, which is furnished with a Petal dining table by Richard Schultz and chairs by Mario Bellini.
The dramatic 90-square-foot patio features a cooking and seating area. The floor and countertop are clad in Inca Gray Honed slate from Stone Source and the bench and planters are teak. By creating a vertical garden, Lubrano and Ciavarra integrated greenery into the views from every level of the house.
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.
Back yard, Pool deck
Outdoor Spa
Street view, frontal, dusk
Street view, dusk
Front Exterior, Day
Rear Yard & Facade
Exterior
Back yard
front exterior
View of West Patio
Majestic Valley Oak at home's  main entrance
Breezeway to the master bedroom beyond that opens up to the pool courtyard through a pocketing glass door
Office courtyard

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