Around the World in 8 Gardens

Take a tour of these international gardens and bring back ideas for your own.
From: DK Books - Small Garden
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©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Japanese Themed Garden has Look and Feel of Calm

A well planned out Japanese garden can be ideal for a limited amount of space. In the tradition, nature and art are brought together in a simplistic fashion that is designed to nurture the soul and provide a feeling of shelter and security.

Mediterranean Garden Designed with Cool Shade

Mediterranean gardens are filled with lush green plants, exotic plants and colorful flowers. Fragrant plants, like thyme and sage, create an aromatic appeal. Cool shade is welcomed, since this style is associated with hot and dry.

Islamic Garden Designed with Physical Containment

The general theme of an Islamic garden is water and shade, traditionally, a cool place of rest and reflection, and a reminder of paradise. Sounds of moving water and simple plant forms soften structural elements of patterned tile work.

Desert Garden Plants Chosen for Heat Survival

A desert landscape design offers eye catching beauty in a bare and often sandy space. Many plants that have evolved in hot, dry conditions have interesting shapes and forms and remarkably showy flowers.

Strong Forms Complement Straight Edge Design

Local plants with strong forms complement the contemporary straight edge style of achitecture and garden layout.

Garden Sculpture Featured in Antipodean Garden

Garden sculpture featued in an Antipodean garden that features local plants with strong forms complementing the contemporary straight edge style of achitecture and garden layout.

Ethnic Styles Featured in Garden Design

Ehtnic styles featued in an Antipodean garden that features local plants with strong forms complementing the contemporary straight edge style of achitecture and garden layout.

Natural Phenomena Helps Define Garden Design

Natural phenomena helps define an Antipodean garden that features local plants with strong forms complementing the contemporary straight edge style of achitecture and garden layout.