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Garden Ideas and Designs

Multi-level garden
Multi-level garden
Simon Orchard Garden Design
Simon Orchard
Inspiration for a medium sized contemporary back garden in Hampshire with decking.
Richmond
Richmond
Maïtanne Hunt Garden & Landscape Design
Large contemporary back formal garden in London with brick paving.
Windows and wisteria - St Albans
Windows and wisteria - St Albans
George Barnsdale & Sons Ltd
Photo of a traditional side partial sun garden in Hertfordshire.
Country Garden
Country Garden
Abigail Hazell Landscape & Garden Design Ltd.
Country back formal full sun garden for summer in Other with a retaining wall and natural stone paving.
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.
Atelier Rose
Atelier Rose
Unique Homestays
This is an example of a large farmhouse back garden in Other with a fire feature and gravel.
Contemporary Garden
Contemporary Garden
Inspiration for a contemporary back garden in London with a fire feature and gravel.
Listed Manor with a Moat
Listed Manor with a Moat
Barnes Walker Ltd - Landscape Architects
Barnes Walker Ltd
Inspiration for a classic formal garden in Cheshire with a pond.
Garden living space
Garden living space
Pineapple Interiors
Design ideas for a medium sized bohemian garden in Kent with decking.
contemporary garden with child's play Radlett
contemporary garden with child's play Radlett
FMN Gardens
Inspiration for a large contemporary back formal garden in London with natural stone paving.
Battersea Family Home
Battersea Family Home
Imperfect Interiors
This lovely Victorian house in Battersea was tired and dated before we opened it up and reconfigured the layout. We added a full width extension with Crittal doors to create an open plan kitchen/diner/play area for the family, and added a handsome deVOL shaker kitchen.
St. Margarets Road, Twickenham, TW1
St. Margarets Road, Twickenham, TW1
Marsh & Parsons
This is an example of a medium sized contemporary back garden in London with a potted garden.
Kaim House - Garden Gates
Kaim House - Garden Gates
Inside Story Photography
This is an example of a classic full sun garden in Other.
Whiltshire Manor House Guest Rooms
Whiltshire Manor House Guest Rooms
Steven Dance Photography
17th Century Whilshire Manor House garden. Phototgraphy by www.stevendance.com
Inspiration for a country garden in Dorset.
Home Renovation & Kitchen Extension, Marriott Road
Home Renovation & Kitchen Extension, Marriott Road
Vero Construction Ltd
This is an example of a classic back garden in London with a climbing frame and natural stone paving.
Worcester Park 3
Worcester Park 3
David Simpson Gardens
This is an example of a medium sized contemporary back partial sun garden for summer in Surrey with a wood fence.
House Bond
House Bond
Baufritz (UK) Limited
Baufritz
Inspiration for a contemporary back garden in Cambridgeshire with an outdoor sport court.
Glenridge
Glenridge
Belvedere
Contemporary sloped full sun garden in Other with a potted garden.
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 787,697 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Jessica Louise Landscape & Garden Design and Belvedere. 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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