22 Lush landscapes and summer garden ideas

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What is the value of a fantastic, sleek home interior without the connection of a beautiful outside view? Let’s talk about the icing on the cake: lush landscapes and summer garden ideas. We selected 22 breathtaking gardens, from city rooftop terraces, to tropical backyards and romantic chateau gardens in Venice. Get inspired by the next architectural exteriors and get your garden ready for outdoor afternoons.

City Chic
For a world city like New York there is less greenery and no private gardens above 1 hectare to find, but it doesn’t mean there are unexpected, beautiful gardens and rooftop terraces. Have a look at the next city gardens with great finishes and details, such as the black trelliswork, by Accents of France: a Manhattan garden designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber.

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Secret Chapels

There is nothing more romantic than a secret chapel or pavilion, hidden in your own backyard. Choose your best corner, fill it up with your botanical favorites and seek for great garden ornaments details as a stone basin, standing marble sink or little fountain.

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A vine-covered canopy of wooden beams combined with contrasting colours at the back. The dining terrace with red wall in the left picture is decorated by Carlos Souza for a Brazilian home. At the right side you see the soft terracotta coloured home, Mediterranean green shutters and a mix of botanicals. Love the tropical feeling of coconut palms and garden ideas from Mexican hideaways.

Hillside Garden

Hillside living requires another way of gardening, especially when it gets more steep. Take ideas from the next backyard hills, Spanish valleys with olive groves and terraced vegetable gardens.

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Italian Romance
The following outside Venice located family mansion with lemon trees and boxwood hedges is typical for Italian garden designs. The beautiful terracotta colours give an earthy feeling which re-connects with the nature surroundings.

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A Dutch View
This last landscape is a view of a little Dutch garden, designed by architect Ronald van der Hilst, with rounded hedges and a long reflecting pond in the middle.

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This was a series of royal landscapes, intimate gardens and tropical botanicals which we fancy a lot, but don’t forget about a sweet rose garden, a French pear allée or perhaps a relaxing hammock with a Japanese zen backyard. If it comes down to nature, every design is worth to work for.

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Credits: Architectural Digest, Photography by Roger Davies, Eric Piasecki, Joshua McHugh, Giancarlo Gardin 
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