Luxury Garden Design

If you have $100,000 or more to spend, find inspiration in these magnificent, award-winning outdoor spaces.

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California Contemporary

In Napa Valley, Calif., the Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture Design Team turned this former traditional perennial garden into a tailored space with a contemporary aesthetic. The layout encourages visitors to stroll through the property, from the front entrance walkway to the pool to olive trees at the rear of the property. The design was a 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.

Sculpted Garden

The terrain of a 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects award-winning garden in Brazil was shaped into plateaus framed by Corten steel retaining walls with embedded LED lighting. Designer Alex Hanazaki created a contemporary approach to the landscape, which echoed the home's architecture. He also brought in topiary plants and Jabuticaba, a native fruit tree.

Place for Reflection

For clients who wanted to expand their Mexico residence with an extensive new garden and guest house, landscape architect Mario Schjetnan created a garden with tropical plants and flowers and paths that meander beside existing vegetation and water channels. The project won an American Society of Landscape Architects award.

Sublime Setting

Olive trees were saved and replanted when five villas were created on a sloped site in Turkey. CEVSA Landscape Firm brought in a native Bodrum mandarin and citrus trees, lavender, and native drought and salt tolerant grasses and herbaceous plantings, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, which named the project a residential design award winner in 2012.

Boardwalk Beauty

A series of boardwalks and a diagonal stairway lead from the house to the lawn and sun deck of this San Francisco residence. The steep, sloped lot has exotic and native ferns, perennials, and ground covers such as mosses, Blue Star Creeper and baby's tears. The project, by Interstice Architects, was an American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.

Statement-Making Sculpture

A once-bland retaining wall now serves as a backdrop for exquisite Grecian-style sculptures that represent the seasons. The bronzed sculptures, selected by Linda Castle of Decorated Designs in Atlanta, pose on a smaller retaining wall with shrubs, which added dimension and greenery to the spectacular pool-side spot.

Elaborate Setting

This spectacular garden shows that "great design creates structures and/or gardens that require the viewer to use their imagination to interpret the imagery while immersing themselves in the overall beauty and symmetry of the design," according to Miriam's River House Designs. The stones, for example, were placed to tell the story of the Sun's path throughout the year and its place in relation to the stars.

Grand Terrace

This Southern manor's terraced lawn is spectacular, with artfully clipped hedges leading up to the renovated home, which began as a 1980s traditional in a historic Atlanta neighborhood.

Mystical Monuments

Fantasy gardens offer delightful spots for conversation and exploration. Each stone in this garden was selected by Miriam's River House Designs to represent "different aspects of conscious awareness," and the color, texture and sacred meaning of particular plants focuses on the mystical meaning of the Solstice’s and Equinox’s influence on people's lives, according to the Ohio-based land design art company.  

Lush Living

Incredible gardens don't skimp on scenery. This feature garden from the Chicago Flower & Garden Show offers a lush lineup of colorful flowers, a defining water element and an exquisite sculpture.

Woodland Garden

A five-acre Louisiana residence, an award of excellence winner in the 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects awards, was inspired by England's Cotswolds area and features garden rooms and lawn terraces that offer play areas for grandchildren. Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects spent two years on the site master plan and construction documents. The property preserves and enhances the forest and native materials, due to the use of various rain water collection systems. 

A Bridge Runs Through It

A bridge covered by grass is just one of the striking features in an amazing garden at a family's weekend getaway in Brazil. Designed by Alex Hanazaki, the garden is a 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects award winner. The contemporary design of the multi-level garden also accentuates the view to the horizon.

Resort-style Space

The shape of this pool, attached cabana, stone decking, hedges of varying heights and contemporary lines of the containers exude luxury in this Florida home.