Jungle Fever: The Tropical Garden

Filled with large-leaved and colorful plants, these exotic gardens would make Tarzan feel right at home.
From: DK Books - Design Your Garden

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Lookout Below

In this ambitious English garden, many exotics and xerophytes thrive. The lookout, built on stilts, offers an elevated view of the garden.

Balinese Brilliance

The Villa Bebek in Bali belongs to garden designer Made Wijaya. The complex includes a home, an office, and this brilliant garden adorned with lush plantings and tropical pools.

Key West Jungle

Raymond Jungles’ garden in Key West, Florida, is heavily influenced by the late renowned landscape architect and former employer Roberto Burle Marx. His garden uses strong color and includes murals designed and signed by Burle Marx.

Colorful Touches

Colorful plantings, including penstemons, cannas and phormiums, create a beautiful, exotic display in this border.

Central Dining Space

Designed by John Bailey, this garden evokes a colonial era, when time passed slowly and hot days were spent sipping drinks on a shady terrace. In direct contract with the noisy city streets below.

Compact Dining

Bright tropicals create a natural nook for this simple outdoor dining space.

Misty Tropics

Patrick Mahoney uses mist-making machines in his garden in Anaheim, California, both to increase humidity for the plants and to create a dramatic effect.