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City courtyard garden with artificial grass
City courtyard garden with artificial grass
My Bespoke Room
Photo of a medium sized contemporary garden in London with a wood fence.
A Rural Garden in Woodford
A Rural Garden in Woodford
Blue Tulip Garden Design
Photo of a medium sized country back full sun garden for summer in Cheshire with natural stone paving.
Grand Designs Cover Sept 2018, Warwick Road
Grand Designs Cover Sept 2018, Warwick Road
PEAKE Projects London Ltd
Design ideas for a contemporary back formal full sun garden in London with a garden path and gravel.
Best of Gallery
Best of Gallery
Pineapple Interiors
Design ideas for a contemporary partial sun garden in London with a wood fence.
Residential Externals
Residential Externals
freshphoto
Inspiration for a traditional back full sun garden in Cheshire with a pond.
House Bond
House Bond
Baufritz (UK) Limited
Baufritz
Inspiration for a contemporary back garden in Cambridgeshire with an outdoor sport court.
Garden Studio
Garden Studio
Amos Goldreich Architecture
Ollie Hammick
Inspiration for a medium sized contemporary back garden in London with a potted garden and decking.
Garden Design - Hyndland Glasgow
Garden Design - Hyndland Glasgow
North Hill Garden Design
Design ideas for a medium sized shabby-chic style back garden in Glasgow with decking.
Southfields Garden
Southfields Garden
Tom Howard Garden Design and Landscaping
Medium sized contemporary back formal full sun garden for summer in London with a pond and natural stone paving.
Modern meets traditional in Long Ashton
Modern meets traditional in Long Ashton
Artisan Landscapes
Finn P Photography
Inspiration for a large scandi back formal full sun garden for summer in Other with a vegetable patch and gravel.
Interior Designer's Home
Interior Designer's Home
Giacomo Goldoni
This is an example of a bohemian full sun garden in London.
Multi-level garden
Multi-level garden
Simon Orchard Garden Design
Simon Orchard
This is an example of a large contemporary back garden in Hampshire with natural stone paving.
Westmorland Road
Westmorland Road
Snell David LTD
Inspiration for a classic back garden in London.
Richmond
Richmond
Maïtanne Hunt Garden & Landscape Design
Large contemporary back formal garden in London with brick paving.
Islington Family Back Garden
Islington Family Back Garden
The Bloomsbury Gardener
Classic back garden in London with concrete paving.
Bungalow Remodel & Extension | Wilmslow
Bungalow Remodel & Extension | Wilmslow
theCAVE architecture + design
Andy Marshall
Design ideas for a large contemporary back formal garden fence in Cheshire.
Family Home in West London
Family Home in West London
Clifton SMR
Graham Gaunt
This is an example of a large contemporary back formal garden in London with a pond and decking.
Contemporary Garden for entertaining
Contemporary Garden for entertaining
jackie gough garden design Ltd
This is an example of a contemporary back full sun garden for summer in Hertfordshire with a vegetable patch.
A beautifully designed garden is as important as the emphasis we place on the designs of our interiors. After all, our grounds (however modest) frame our homes and contribute to first impressions not only of our houses, but also of the households within. Options for garden designs can be as elaborate or low maintenance as your lifestyle and preferences permit – consider both your aspirations for how it should look and how much time you can invest in garden maintenance. Consulting a gardener or landscape designer will ensure you have a garden that suits your lifestyle, the local climate and soil conditions. But don’t forget that with Houzz your first stop can be collecting images of garden ideas and designs you love in order to inspire your garden plans and potentially share them with a landscape gardening professional.

How do I come up with a front garden design?


The priority for a front garden is kerb appeal. Begin by considering the area immediately around and leading up to your front door. You may want to opt for front garden designs that blend well with the style of your home – for example, abundant foliage and flowerbeds will perfectly complement a period property, whereas man-made materials, geometric shapes and contrasting textures are great ideas for a contemporary garden design. Even if your front garden is a small space, keep it tidy – if you have more space, make the most of it with garden ideas and features such as a manicured lawn, gravel driveway, water feature or garden fencing. If you don’t have the time or commitment to devote to gardening, then neatly pruned hedges, statement paving, hanging baskets, garden benches and outdoor lighting are all decorative, low maintenance garden ideas for your front garden design.

How should I design my back garden?


Back gardens typically offer more space than front garden designs and serve a more recreational purpose, so it’s important to know how you want to spend time in your garden before you design it in order to build in the features that you will enjoy. If you love relaxing in the garden and dining al fresco, think about patios, decking, garden furniture and BBQs. For the more horticulturally-inclined, incorporate flower beds, greenhouses or vegetable garden designs. Your landscape gardening professional can help you install structures such as sheds, pergolas and gazebos that complement your garden design, and artfully-placed garden ideas such as lawn edging and lighting will add definition to your chosen design.

How do I create a low maintenance garden?


The great news is, gardens aren’t exclusively for the green-fingered. Whether you’re not horticulturally-inclined or simply don’t have the time for a bit of landscape gardening, you can still have a garden design that looks the way you want by making some smart design choices. While many of us favour low maintenance gardens like urban gardens, roof terraces and patio gardens, lovers of greenery don’t need to sacrifice grass for paving slabs. Whatever you want from your garden, there are a variety of gardening solutions that can be built in to make life easier. For example, labour intensive features such as vegetable patches, greenhouses and flower beds can be optimised with an automatic irrigation system. These can be offset with fuss-free garden ideas such as hard landscaping, including gravel, paving or decking, and hard-wearing evergreens that require minimal upkeep. You might even consider replacing your garden fencing with slow growing hedging, which can be maintained less regularly than wooden fence panels.

If having a lawn is important, there are different types of grasses in varying degrees of durability and maintenance. You may choose to take a more relaxed approach to your lawn – “wild” garden designs can have great charm if the grasses and flowers are chosen carefully. If you prefer a manicured lawn, it’s a good idea to invest in a “mulching” lawn mower that will recycle clippings and remove the need for cleaning up. Finally, there isn’t a more low maintenance garden lawn than artificial grass which can look highly realistic and keep your garden looking green. Garden ornaments are a great way to add interest to your low maintenance garden design – go for smart garden ideas such as solar garden lights which are both decorative and functional.

Find some of the most popular design ideas on Houzz.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a garden renovation or are building a designer garden from scratch, Houzz has 786,443 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Baufritz (UK) Limited and TL Landscapes. Look through garden photos in different colours and styles and when you find a garden design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful garden ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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