Discover Garden Inspiration

Find garden style inspiration from your surroundings and home design magazines to create the garden you've always envisioned.

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Upholstered Settee Brightens Corner of Garden

An upholstered garden settee brightens a quiet corner of the garden. Outdoor furniture should be an integral part of a garden design. The choices are endless, but make decisions based on the space available and how that space is to be used.

Formal Gardens Use Topiaries for Striking Effects

Add interest and style to a more formal landscape with unique garden statues and topiaries. They can add color, texture and structure for striking effects.

Mimicking Nature

Adding features that mimic natural habitats allows the garden to feel like it is a part of the home design.

Contemporary Design

A show garden will often feature modern design that includes sculptures and interesting planting designs.

Mosaic Inspirations

Art and mosaics inspire formal planting schemes or color themes. Recreate favorite mosaics with paving in sidewalks and on walls.

Exotic Plants

Exotic plants inspired by a favorite vacation can brighten a garden, as long as the growing conditions are right for the plants.

Sculpture in Garden Used as Focal Point

Sculptures make wonderful focal points in a garden. Pick up items from a variety of places, including travels, thrift shops or garden centers.

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Define Your Outdoor Space With a Garden Fence

Discover the materials and design that will work best for your garden boundary, whether it is a fence, wall or hedge.

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