69 Outdoor Shrubs Garden Design Photos And Ideas

The outdoor space includes a fire pit.
The outdoors is easily accessed from every room, showcasing a mix of large specimen trees, drought tolerant plants, and decomposed granite and river rock.
Viewing Decks and Infinity Pool
Inspiring views can be had from every angle on the terrace.
Each features its own custom teak soaking tubs placed under illuminating skylights. Balancing touches like sand-colored, full-height limestone walls evoke a California spirit.
No two suites are the same, and the modernized rooms are artfully designed to incorporate Japanese elements, such as tatami mats and shoji screens.
The courtyard-like area connecting the old and new building is a favorite spot for outdoor gatherings.
Garden Balcony
Garden Elevation
A fountain that spills into a palm sheltered pond at the entry.
After purchasing a thin, L-shaped lot in Tokyo, Tamotsu Nakada asked architect and friend Koji Tsutsui to create an open-plan concrete home to fit the site.
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.
Tall Stacks

In reworking the landscape, Neely added 1950s ceramic sculptures by Malcolm Leland, who calls them “modern totem poles.”
“I love the look of mass plantings,” notes Neely, near Mexican feather grasses--which thrive on the sunny lot.
Fashion designer Josie and her husband Ken Natori are big fans of traditional Japanese architecture, so when Brooklyn-based practice Tsao & McKown Architects designed their home in Pound Ridge, New York, they used a heavy, exposed-timber structure, and included Japanese-style gardens and landscaping.
A backyard fire pit for cool California evenings.
Stunning panoramic views.
A bocce court is
The lagoon-like po
The west patio
The entrance to the house is marked by a triangular awning. “It’s just enough to protect the front door,” says Merrill, “and then  it sheds water into a small garden between the garage and the house.”
Behind her is the greenhouse, where Lynn starts vegetables like lettuce, Swiss chard, and tomatoes. Landscape architect David Hocker defined the sunken fire pit area with Cor-Ten steel.
On a site adjacent to a greenbelt, architects Yen Ong and Paul Merrill of 5G Studio envisioned “a solid black mass within an enclosed garden,” says Ong. A geothermal heat pump, solar panels, and rainwater harvesting helped the project achieve LEED Platinum status.
Fields of native grasses connect the main residence, situated at the top of the slope, to the new structures scattered below.
Trainor planted native grasses and yarrow as a visual buffer between the house and the natural site. Feldman chose Douglas fir beams as the board forms for the site-poured concrete walls. “The rough texture of the concrete helps tie the house to this dynamic and wild setting,” he says.
This Dallas gem is set against a dramatic backdrop and offers breathtaking views from every room.
Tall tropical planting creates privacy and shade while the lush tropical foliage softens the look of the concrete building and pavers. The lignum vitae in front of the wall creates additional privacy for the owners.
29th Street Residence in San Francisco, California
The couple source ideas for their garden from their trips to Japan.
Brookline Residence in Brookline, Massachusetts
From the street view, an angular slatted facade conceals a home from the outside world while also carefully hinting at what's inside. 
Behind those entry screens in Brisbane, Queensland, the three-level Australian home created by Bureau Proberts is finely attuned to its sloping site. A generous skylight over the front door opens the entryway to the sky, while substantial glazing in the master bedroom conveys the feeling of being perched high in the treetops.
A strolling garden and a pond with a waterfall have already been brought back
Uncovered paths lead straight down into the forest.
Roof extension with garden
View of bedroom
Architects Simone Carneiro and Alexandre Skaff transformed a cramped São Paulo apartment into a mid-city refuge for Simone Santos.
In addition to the retention of the building's envelope, many original elements were reworked and reused throughout the renovation.
Private garden with deck
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.
Street view, frontal, dusk
Street view, dusk
Innovative path lighting

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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