16 Beautiful Balcony Gardens

These alluring terrace and balcony gardens prove that even small spaces can deliver big impact.

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Inspirational Mix and Match

With a little imagination, you can transform a balcony or terrace into a design showcase fit for a high end magazine, as with this unique combination of plants, decor and color from Your Space By Design.

Understated Elegance

A balcony in the Belgravia neighborhood of West London designed by TLA Studio takes a simple but chic approach in a mixture of border hedges, climbing vines, wicker furniture and sweeping rooftop views.

West Village Dazzler

A balcony in New York City’s West Village becomes a lush garden oasis in this design from Urban Green which brings together a lovely mix of perennials, evergreens and colorful annuals such as petunias and topiary bougainvillea.

Dynamic Color Combos

In this simple but visually striking arrangement by On the Ledge Landscaping, the bold color combination of rubeckia and red celosia create the best kind of eye candy.

Outdoor Room Alternative

For those with large outdoor balcony gardens or terraces, this design by TLA Studio for an Ebury residence in London transforms the space into a stylish, open air living room that is ideal for entertaining and relaxing.

Custom Made Delight

For this penthouse balcony space, Candeo Design took an ultra stylish approach, creating custom built planter boxes for the plants and vegetables as well as installing Merbau decking for a sense of tranquility and privacy.

A Touch of Calibrachoa and Heather

Coming up with unique color combinations is one way to make your balcony garden pop as in this mix of evergreen shrubs and eye catching perennials such as purple heather and calibrachoa from Urban Green.

The Living Terrace

Just because you live in the heart of the city doesn’t mean you can’t commune with nature every day. This green approach to urban terraces from The Artist Garden is one inspired idea that brings together a variety of colors and shapes with columnar oaks, coleus and impatiens set off against the beauty of Ipe wood and limestone flooring.

Decorating in Green

A small outdoor space like this balcony is transformed into an inviting green zone by Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design which utilizes viburnum ‘Pragense’, Magnolia liliflora and other plants to striking effect.

Hosta Happiness

A balcony in the city becomes a living canvas of green in this abundant display by Urban Green of evergreens, ferns and different hosta varieties with a Japanese maple providing a subtle color accent.

The Finishing Touch

In their Chester Square project, the London based TLA Studio created natural privacy walls with tall plantings and added handsome stone pavers and a walk-on surface of acetate structural glass which provides sunlight for the residence below.

Vines and Palms

An inventive blend of Chinese fan palms, birds of paradise and sweet potato vines create a little bit of heaven in this petite balcony space from On the Ledge Landscaping.

Golden Euonymus Borders

A balcony garden complete with a sheltered dining space on New York’s Upper West Side is enhanced by the lovely borders of yellow and green golden euonymus and additional plantings of pink petunias and sweet potato vines in this Urban Green design.

Decking as an Accent

Sometimes the secret to creating a spectacular balcony garden is all about the decking, as in this handsome layout by Terra Firma Design that uses Brazilian hardwood Ipe for the flooring. It provides a lovely visual counterpoint to the green plantings and earth tones of the wraparound couch.

Sunny Side of the Street

For this South Hill Park project in London, TLA Studio took advantage of the multi-level area to create visual accents that call out the dining area, water feature and other aspects of the sunny, spacious environment.

Organic Outdoor Lounge

A casual, laid back vibe is evident in this free flowing design from Urban Green that incorporates relaxation areas into a layout of potted plants and various greenery.