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Mozart Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1
Mozart Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1
Simon Buhl Davis
Back Garden
This is an example of a contemporary partial sun garden in Surrey with concrete paving.
Goram House
Goram House
Smart Landscape Design
Contemporary woodland garden with corten metal walls, horizontal trellis panelling and a polished metal and timber zig-zag pergola
Design ideas for a medium sized contemporary back garden in Other.
Clapham Family Home - Garden
Clapham Family Home - Garden
Emily Rennie Design
We were able to adapt the space to create a welcoming and inviting environment with a few simple changes. Having removed the large circular table and benches, the circular area was filled with an off-cut of faux grass (found on ebay) which freed up the space. The grey brick wall has been covered with wooden feather board cladding and trellising which has been painted in a stone colour and a variety of new and colourful plants and small trees have been introduced to soften the look. The addition of the mirror on the right side, reflects light and gives the illusion of extra space.
Windows and wisteria - St Albans
Windows and wisteria - St Albans
George Barnsdale & Sons Ltd
Photo of a traditional side partial sun garden in Hertfordshire.
Eversley Road
Eversley Road
Marienne Pachonick Architects
Radu Palicica
This is an example of a large contemporary back full sun garden in London.
Residential Externals
Residential Externals
freshphoto
Inspiration for a traditional back full sun garden in Cheshire with a pond.
Interior Designer's Home
Interior Designer's Home
Giacomo Goldoni
This is an example of a bohemian full sun garden in London.
Garden Living Room
Garden Living Room
Simon Callaghan Photography
Simon Callaghan Photography
Inspiration for a large farmhouse courtyard formal full sun garden for summer in Sussex with natural stone paving and a water feature.
Atelier Rose
Atelier Rose
Unique Homestays
This is an example of a large farmhouse back garden in Other with a fire feature and gravel.
Urban living garden, Hackney
Urban living garden, Hackney
Jenny Bloom Garden Design
Design ideas for a contemporary partial sun garden in London with decking.
English Country Garden
English Country Garden
Pippa Schofield Garden Design
Pippa Schofield
This is an example of a classic partial sun garden in London with a water feature and gravel.
Traditional Garden
Traditional Garden
Design ideas for a traditional garden in Essex.
A functional and flowing family garden
A functional and flowing family garden
Kate Eyre Garden Design
Paul Debois
Medium sized traditional garden in London.
Grand Designs Cover Sept 2018, Warwick Road
Grand Designs Cover Sept 2018, Warwick Road
PEAKE Projects London Ltd
Inspiration for a medium sized contemporary back garden in London with gravel.
A garden of rooms
A garden of rooms
Wilkinson Cox Limited
Design ideas for a classic formal garden in Sussex with a garden path.
Country Garden
Country Garden
Farmhouse garden in London.
Contemporary Garden
Contemporary Garden
Design ideas for a contemporary back full sun garden in London.
Gwel-An-Mor
Gwel-An-Mor
Contec SW Ltd
Design ideas for a classic full sun garden in Cornwall with a retaining wall, gravel and a wood fence.
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.

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Whether you want inspiration for planning a garden renovation or are building a designer garden from scratch, Houzz has 782,269 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Kate Eyre Garden Design and Wilkinson Cox Limited. 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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