13 Landscape Design Trends

Garden rooms, interesting pathways and water elements are all part of the latest looks in landscape design.

Photo By: Chip Wade

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Photo By: Danna Cain, Home & Garden Design

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Photo By: Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

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Photo By: Sunbrella

Whimsical and Wooded

HGTV's Chip Wade includes popular landscape design elements such as a pergola and swing. Plus he expanded the landscaping to the roof of the art studio, for a unique touch.

For Stylish Guests

Pavers in the entry of this Coral Gables, Fla., home are spaced closely enough for even ladies wearing heels to walk from the pavers to the front door. The landscape design project, by ArquitectonicaGEO, won an FLASLA Design Award.

Tropical Courtyard

Lighting is playing a key role in the choices and position of landscape design, plants and features such as fountains. The palm trees in this Miami estate are beautiful by day or night.

Wonderful Water Features

Interest continues to grow in water features such as waterfalls or small ponds. Landscape and garden designers, including Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design in Atlanta, say water elements are among the biggest trends.

Curb Appeal

A manicured front entryway can still embrace and enhance your setting's natural look. This property is on a 6-acre wooded lot in Atlanta.

Loving Local

As with food trends, landscape designers are selecting locally sourced items, such as the coral stone for the paving. The south Florida landscape design project is by Nievera Williams Design and a FLASLA Design Award winner.

Garden Rooms

A lush 1-acre Palm Beach, Fla., property with tropical plants uses "garden rooms" for people to enjoy a small pool and covered dining area. The landscape design project, by Nievera Williams Design, is a Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.

Modern Style

Permeable paving creates a striking entryway to a Sarasota, Fla., home while the front garden has a series of horizontal plinths with sculptural plants. The award-winning landscape design is by DWY Landscape Architects.

Terraced Garden in Contemporary Setting

Using terraces with plants, flowers and trees can help soften architectural features such as this fireplace in a California backyard. The landscape design is by Gardener's Guild.

Fountains and Flowers

Fountains and sculptures, available in various price ranges, are ways landscape designers continue to add more interest to gardens.

Party Spot

Tiered paver patios and a retaining wall, by Southview Design in Minnesota, build inviting outdoor spaces. This landscape design plan includes a bar and fire pit area and sections for plants and flowers.

Waterfront Ambiance

A gorgeous view may be all you need, but a landscape design with pavers and a casual walkway can carry guests from the fireside seating area to the water and the outdoor kitchen.

Add Trees

Think height. Bringing in trees can bring dimension and interest to the landscape design of a courtyard or larger property.