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21 beautiful garden spaces to imitate

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There are so many possibilities in the garden for people who adore any style. There are minimalist gardens, rustic gardens, and even green spaces for those who have a romantic flair. This tour through 21 gardens will inspire all of us. It may even turn you onto a style you never expected. And it certainly will give you new inspiration for your favourite summer hang-out. 

1. Sloping seating shelter

This curved wall gives the modern graveled yard a sophisticated appeal. 

2. A couch on the platform

It makes sense to have furniture outside, but usual garden choice are so uncomfortable, Make your space truly relaxing with a couch. 

3. Shapely lawn

 Garden by Unique Landscapes
Unique Landscapes

Circular lawns and traditional planting

Unique Landscapes

Don't settle for sharp corners in your lawn. Try a rounded shape, like these double circles.  

4. Asian inspiration

 Garden by Lush Garden Design
Lush Garden Design

The moon gate with wooden art behind

Lush Garden Design

If you need a style upgrade, try making a bold move with your focal piece, like this Asian-inspired gateway. 

5. Narrow gardening

Narrow gardens are easily divided to create the illusion of more space. For children especially, this kind of garden is an adventure. 

6. Garden of steps

 Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Modern Garden with a rustic twist

Yorkshire Gardens

Sloping backyards can be very frustrating to deal with. The best solution is to create steps like in this garden, which provides you with level beds and new walking space. 

7. White paint

 Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

If your outdoor space feels cluttered or dull, white paint is a sure way to make it look modern and sharp. 

8. Used to the last milimetre

Small spaces can still have details, like tiny connected beds, small shelves, and a seats built into the beds. 

9. Minimalist gardens

 Garden by Tom Massey Landscape & Garden Design
Tom Massey Landscape & Garden Design

Bespoke Western Red Cedar hairpin leg table and built in floating bench

Tom Massey Landscape & Garden Design

You can get simple style in gardens with modern materials laid out in angular shapes. Keep the plants simple too. 

10. Big barbeques

If you barbecue regularly why not make the space as functional as possible? 

11. Classic garden

Green shubbery immaculately shaped is the tell-tale sign of a classic garden. There's even little characters scattered throughout the greenery!

12. Decorate with slate

Decorative rocks are a great addition to any garden. Think outside the box with unusual stones, like slate. 

13. A garden living room

Why not bring the traditional elements of the living room into the garden? It makes for a very unique space. 

14. Minimalist terrace

 Garden by Gardenplan Design
Gardenplan Design

Terrace with furniture

Gardenplan Design

Was that last minimalist garden just not simple enough for you? Than this one will fit the bill. A landscape architect can help you achieve this look. 

15. Natural stone

For that harmonious look, use natural and rough stones to create space in your garden. 

16. Designer furniture

 Garden by Nash Baker Architects Ltd
Nash Baker Architects Ltd

​Back garden at Bedford Gardens House.

Nash Baker Architects Ltd

If you love sitting outside invest in some specially made furniture. It can be made to fit your space and with weather-proofing features. 

17. Pergola and path

 Garden by Unique Landscapes
Unique Landscapes

Traditional Garden

Unique Landscapes

One way to spice up a simple stone pathway is to add a vertical element. In this case, the designers have gone with a simple rustic pergola. 

18. Tan ambiance

 Garden by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Claremont Road

Will Eckersley

For such a creamy and bright colour, tan just doesn't get enough use in the garden. I mean, look at how golden and gorgeous this is!

19. Combine protection and design

 Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small Garden with a Very Steep Slope

Yorkshire Gardens

A gabion (a metal mesh cage full of rocks controls soil erosion. They can also be put to use as decorative elements that add texture. 

20. Contrast

For a high-impact space pair the deep green of your lawn with a smooth white. 

21. Simple lighting

A little bit of light throughout the garden gives your summer evenings a romantic ambiance. 


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