50 Outdoor Vegetables Design Photos And Ideas

Raised beds and containers are excellent choices for beginners, as you can avoid remedying your existing soil and ensure your new crops are receiving the appropriate nutrients via new potting soil.
Olympia Prairie Home exterior
“The house is a machine for sustaining life,” explains Cole.
Nutrient-rich water from the pond is then used to irrigate a rooftop fruit and vegetable garden.
Just north of San Francisco, the Mill Valley home of former Phish manager and current restaurant owner John Paluska takes its place within its eclectic neighborhood and natural surroundings. A guest cottage flanks the family's garden. The "casita" has hosted friends, family, and even wildfire evacuees; Rachel Paluska refers to it as a "revolving door, in a fun way."
The 10-Star Home is a design collaboration between Clare Cousins Architects and The Sociable Weaver. The shapely exterior blends into the surrounding landscape.
External area, integrated to the house by balcony common to all rooms, has swimming pool and deck. Casa Di Irena furniture. Deck run by Lovato Marcenaria
The indoor/outdoor connection was important for entertaining as well. The windows and doors can be thrown open, and people can sit close to the kitchen, inside or out, with the raised platform doubling as informal seating.
"There’s a presence to that place—it’s vast, and constantly shifting," designer Lisa Moffitt says. "It was clear that this house should be an observation shed for the changing landscape beyond."
Just off this kitchen is this gorgeous "edible garden" making garden-to-table dining a reality in your very own home.
The rooftop garden not only provides daily food for the family, but also a place to rest every afternoon.
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Veranda
Outdoor area/balcony
View from the garden on the cantilevers.
Private and secluded terrace with view across London in the tree tops
Roof terrace with planters for fruit, vegetables and herbs
Villa Rosa. Exterior view. North
Garden and greenhouse
An edible garden from the Little Veggie Patch Co. is located in the backyard and is nourished with compost.
An organic rooftop garden.
Garden
The bucolic surroundings.
A Fermob table and chairs are on the rooftop terrace. “The weather is unpredictable, to say the least. You want to be outside but you don’t want to sit in the middle of a gale,” says Duncanson. “But [at this house] you can always find a place that’s quiet.”
A neighbor harvests bell peppers  in the garden.
The vegetable garden produces everything from cauliflower to arugula and Italian parsley.
Cor-ten steel planter
South / West view
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.
Cor-Ten steel planters host a bounty of fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables.
The roof became the perfect location for their vegetable garden, as well as benches and a recreation space crowned by a hot tub powered by a four-kilowatt solar array.
Marsha and Louis collect herbs  in a garden by their screened porch (above). The home’s exterior cypress cladding is finished with Sikkens ProLuxe Cetol stain in Teak.
In a historic section of Raleigh, North Carolina, a modern home designed by Louis Cherry became the subject of a lengthy court battle. The house is clad in local cypress and HardiePanel siding in Stormy Monday by Benjamin Moore.
A new stone patio connects living spaces to the rural site beyond.
The glazed canopy extends to the garden to shield against the rain, ease the sunshine but does not degrade the light quality in the inner space.

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.