Seaside Gardening Guide

See what’s growing in these enchanting spaces by the sea.

If stone is not readily available or too costly, a similar textured finish can result from sprinkling coarse rock salt over wet concrete and pressing it into the surface.

Create a Backyard Oasis

We asked Miami landscape architect Raymond Jungles, who’s known for this lush, low-fuss gardens, to share his secrets for turning any yard into a tropical retreat.

Live oak

5 Trees to Plant by the Sea

What works (and what doesn't) when it comes to planting trees by the shore.

Thriving Selection

Hardy Coastal Garden

Interior designer Mallory Marshall furnishes her seaside Maine garden with a hardy mix of sea-smart blooms.

Cutting Garden

Coastal Garden Estate

Cynthia Hosmer carefully cultivates the fruit trees, flowers, shrubs, and vegetable patches that are her family legacy.

Plants on Parade

Garden State Blooms

Anchored by a historic lighthouse, exuberant New Jersey flora thrive just 100 feet from the Atlantic.

Family Tradition

At Home Among Flowers

Everyone knows that gardeners have an attachment to the land, but James Topping’s roots grow particularly deep.

Urban Oasis

Planted by the Sea

This San Diego garden takes its cues from a panorama view of blue water and city sights.

Bonded Together

Harbor Garden Escape

Landscape designer Bill Phinney charmed clients into converting five rugged acres into a stunning Maine garden.

More Ways To Get Coastal Living

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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