49 Awesome Garden Landscaping Ideas: #28 is Gorgeous!
Do you have a very large yard or a small side garden? Do you own a home or are you renting an apartment? Whatever the size of the yard space you’re going to landscape, there are plenty of ideas here to get you started on the path to your dream garden!
Keep reading for lots of cool ideas, strategies and layout ideas so you can start planning your own!
Table of Contents
1. English Garden
2. Hillside Garden
3. Lush Foliage
4. Garden Stones
Give your yard a clean look by incorporating a path of stones. This makes the perfect walking path for guests to easily view all your colorful plants without harming grass or getting mud on their shoes. It’s both beneficial to your guests, to your plants and to you for when you need to do some backyard watering. You can choose any style of brick to create a path and if you’d like to leave space in between stones, you can either fill the gaps with filler rock or pebbles, or just leave a wider space in between stones to resemble a large stone footpath.
5. Ceramic Pots
6. Greenhouse Garden
7. Country Oasis
8. Path Canopy
9. Spiral Zen Haven
10. Vertical Dream
Don’t have a lot of space to work with? No worries at all. This vertical idea is the perfect way to utilize a tight space and still give you a pretty great outdoor scene. Essentially this plot has sort of a stacked design, placing each of the plants on top of each other. They are separated by
11. Edible Landscape
12. Large Lusciousness
13. Outdoor Structures
Make your outdoor space a work of art by incorporating some interesting statues. Whether it’s a large focal piece, as depicted, or a few smaller interesting elements, you can liven up the feel of your plot by incorporating some art into it. You can also go as far as having a specific piece custom made for you if you know an artist that does welding and specializes in outdoor sculpting. As with most of these ideas, you can get as creative as you want with this concept.
Vegetable Garden Landscaping Ideas
14. Landscaping with Bricks
15. A Pipe Dream
16. Vegetable Boxes
17. Vegetable Wall Idea
18. Hydroponic Hype
19. Raised Beds
20. Old Cottage Oasis
21. Organized Plot
22. Fenced-in Frenzy
23. Rows of Veggies
24. Elegance at it’s Finest
Here’s a perfect example of decorating your garden so it can double as a focal point or even a space to find relaxation. The wooden pillars and fencing provide shelter to your garden and also double as a well-organized space to relax in. Who wouldn’t want to tend this garden when everything is so precise and organized? It may take a bit extra work, but as you can see, it’s totally worth it in the end. Any outdoor space would look infinitely more put together with a well-organized garden.
25. Curved Paths
Using brick or stone, create your own winding curved garden paths that cut right between your blooming plants and produce. It’s a great way to keep your plants organized and an even better way to keep your shoes clean from watering and tending to the garden. You could even utilize garden boxes with a layout like this, you’d just need to make sure the boxes were just the right size so there wouldn’t be any spillover or space between the box and the walkway.
26. Raised Bed Designs
As if raised garden beds weren’t impressive enough, you can form them to create artistic shapes or designs in your outdoor space. This is a great way to add some decoration to a smaller space or just a great way to make your garden completely unique. Whether you get them custom designed or you want to create them yourself, these garden boxes are sure to be the center of attention at your next patio party or garden shindig.
27. Water Trough Gardens
Adhering to the concept of raised garden boxes, these water troughs can double as a pretty interesting addition to your outdoor space. The beauty about this idea is that there is no assemble required since water troughs come ready made in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Don’t limit yourself to water troughs – any type of container could be used, really. Just keep in mind that certain materials like tin or metal can rust over time when exposed to the elements.
28. Cutout Garden
I love this garden idea because it looks as if the garden beds have just been cut out of the earth. I guess essentially, they have. This is a unique and fun idea for growing plants in the ground instead of using garden beds or raised garden boxes. Get creative with the shapes and sizes you want to use in this type of garden layout. Just remember extra tending would be in order to prevent any grass from spilling over and growing into the actual garden area.
29. Renovated Landscape Design
This is a great idea for a simple renovation to a pre-existing garden or even a great demo for a future garden plan. The little lights on the walkway structure make the garden look almost fairy-like. The garden stones look as if they are shining in the setting sun, making the whole scene dreamy and pleasing to look at. This is a great example of what you can do with an outdoor space and how gorgeous simple attributes, such as those lights, can be.
30. Garden Frames
This is a great concept for livening up a garden area! Using frames, easily showcase smaller potted plants or cactus in them. Succulents and cactuses would probably be best for this since you can find relatively small plants, but you could essentially use any kind of plant. Just make sure the plant wouldn’t be too heavy and fall off the frame. Get funky with the colors and play with the space. The dark flooring in this garden space really makes those frame colors pop.
Rock Garden Landscaping Ideas
31. Rock Pond
32. Rock Garden
33. Tiny Waterfall
34. Garden Stream
35. Rock Fountain
36. Stone Garden
37. Rock Designs
From the stone garden tiles to the decorative rocks in the background, this scene is the perfect example on how versatile garden rocks can be. Using rock elements in place of turf or grass not only saves you time in landscaping, it’s also a modern way to freshen up an outdoor space. If you live in a more tropical area or near a beach, this could be the safest alternative for you in place of grass since tropical areas can be a bit more difficult to landscape.
38. Tropical Garden
As mentioned before, tropical areas have a tendency to be a bit more complicated when it comes to landscape design. At least, complicated in the sense that you can’t plant many plants that aren’t native to that specific area. Since most of these places are in close vicinity to an ocean, the ground can be saltier and kill plants that aren’t sturdy enough to withstand it. Help fill in those empty spaces in landscaping designs by adding rock filler to create a unique tropical garden.
39. Asian-Inspired Garden
You don’t have to travel to Asia to mimic their adorable garden ideas. Bring Asia to your home by incorporating elements distinct to that country. Most Asian cultures have in-house garden areas that feature smooth rocks, small streams and plenty of bonsai trees. Gardening is meant to be a Zen experience, so these gardens always invoke that sense into the landscape. Adding tiny essential elements like that little house and trees are a great way to create a completely unique garden area.
Tropical Garden Landscaping Ideas
40. Tropical Paradise
You don’t need two tickets to paradise when you can create it in your own backyard. This garden idea brings the best of a tropical paradise right to your back door. Plenty of tropical plants, palm trees and a great water feature can easily invoke an island getaway. Add an outdoor tiki bar and some barbecue pits, and you’ve practically created your own resort. The rock pathway that cuts into this tropical garden escape is a great addition that really ties the space together.
41. Jungle Trees
Make your outdoor space look like a jungle by incorporating plenty of trees and lush plant life. With so many tropical elements in this garden idea, it’d be hard to miss the point of the theme. Tropical plants usually don’t require too much water or tending, but can grow wildly out of control if you don’t check up on them regularly. By using plenty of trees, you can easily help reduce plant roots from spreading out over your entire outdoor space and wreaking havoc on your other plants.
42. A Taste of Bali
Imagine sunbathing in this garden landscape reminiscent of a resort straight from Bali? The best thing about planning out a landscaping idea is that you can invoke any style, country or theme you want. When you’re going for that tropical landscaping theme, incorporate plenty of elements you’d find in your favorite tropical places such as plants, vines, flowering bushes, trees and other elements. In this gorgeous design, the actual carvings of the stone garden walls make this scene exquisitely tropical.
43. Sensational Succulents
Some of the greatest things about using succulents in your landscaping idea is that they do well without a lot of water and they grow really quickly. They also look naturally tropical and can invoke that sense of paradise easily into any landscaping plan. With this pathway idea, succulents help line the edges of the walkway and create a Zen space. Those great palms sprouting above the scene give this garden idea an extra feeling of paradise.
44. Tropical Garden
45. Themed Tropical Garden
46. Magical Garden
Make your garden tropical and magical by using plenty of ethereal plants and decorative elements. In this tropical garden idea, decorative stones and vividly colored plants really make this scene pop. The sun hitting the plants only make their unique colors stand out even more. Colors really are important when determining the layout of a garden, tropical or otherwise. Using elephant ear ferns or any plant with wide leaves like the ones depicted can help add to the tropical feel of the space.
Rose Garden Landscaping Ideas
47. Formal Rose Garden
48. Hedgerow Roses
49. French Rose Garden
As you can tell, there are so many great garden ideas out there! Don’t let the size of your outdoor space overwhelm or underwhelm you – you can easily create most of these ideas to scale no matter what the size of your landscape is.
Create a babbling rock brook or a covered pathway for a wonderful canopy of roses. Feeling more tropical? Plenty of palms and ferns are your go-to items for that project! These are just a few ideas for you to skim over, but you can utilize all sorts of different elements and designs to create your own fantastic garden.
So get out there and start planning! Let us know how it goes by commenting on your progress or posting pictures! Good luck and happy gardening.