From hardy seaside plants to chic stone accents, here are some great ways to make the outside of your home look as good as the inside.
Writer Perry Del Favero
1 of 8Photographer Dominique Vorillion
A friendly white picket gate and a stone path leading the way to the door ensure that your guests will always make an entrance to remember. Climbing roses lend charm.
2 of 8Photographer Roger Davies
Include a water feature for a daily reminder of your love for the sea. Tranquil lily ponds are a peaceful and low-maintenance alternative to typical outdoor fountains.
3 of 8Photographer Roger Foley
Transform your yard into a lush tropical paradise by varying plant height and texture. This layered landscape stays beautiful even if you allow it to grow a bit wild.
4 of 8Photographer Tria Giovan
Planting strips of green between the concrete squares of your courtyard softens the space and adds interest. Plenty of comfy seating guarantees you’ll enjoy your garden.
5 of 8Photographer Roger Foley
Increase your home’s curb appeal with a dose of symmetry. Get the look with manicured hedges and sweet window boxes overflowing with vibrant flowers.
6 of 8Photographer Roger Davies
Juxtapose the look of stylish palm trees and chic, sculpted boxwoods with looser plantings for a garden that’s a study in contrasts. Outdoor lanterns make the space an irresistible cocktail party destination.
7 of 8Photographer Sophie Munro
Plan a garden that looks just as good as your natural surroundings with low-lying plants that won’t obstruct the view. Delicate flowers and wide-leaf plants create atmosphere without being too distracting.
8 of 8Photographer Dominique Vorillon
Your greenery doesn’t have to stop growing once it reaches the house. With a little effort, flowering vines that weave around your windows give your home a naturally timeless look.