8 Smart Landscapes

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.

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.

Photographer Dominique Vorillion

Path Plan

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.

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.

Photographer Roger Davies

Zen Garden

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.

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.

Photographer Roger Foley

Wild Affair

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.

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.

Photographer Tria Giovan

Checkered Pattern

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.

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.

Photographer Roger Foley

Equal Sides

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.

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.

Photographer Roger Davies

Dual Looks

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.

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.

Photographer Sophie Munro

Clear View

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.

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.

Photographer Dominique Vorillon

Accent Vines

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.

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