Gorgeous Gardens: Los Angeles Backyard in Bloom

With fruit trees, flowering shrubs and perennials tucked behind a stone wall, this backyard in Hollywood Grove, Calif., feels like a secret garden. Granite paths wind around the raised vegetable beds and so allow the homeowner to easily collect herbs, tomatoes and other offerings for her kitchen.

From: Yard Maven

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Photo By: Christopher Lee Foto

Backyard Garden and Granite Paths

The paths throughout this backyard were made of blonde-colored decomposed granite. Bordering gardens are low maintenance with an ever-shifting range of colors.

Backyard With Raised Gardens

A series of raised garden beds grow tomatoes (supported by cheerful red wire cages) and herbs. The backyard's edible offerings also include citrus and apple trees.

Pink and White Flowers and Apple Tree

An apple tree ranges over the wall in this backyard garden; other plantings include flowering shrubs and perennials in a pretty mix of soft shades.

Garden With Pink Flowering Plants

To turn this backyard into the serene haven imagined by the homeowner, landscape designers cleared out the patchy lawn and replaced it with fruit trees, flowering shrubs and perennials. The careful mix ensures there's something to enjoy in any season.

Pink Flowering Plant in Garden

The native plants in this garden include a range of perennials, citrus trees and vines.

Courtyard With Sandy Path

Foliage plants and grasses make beautiful layers of color in this courtyard.

Herb Garden in Raised Bed

A handful of raised garden beds house herbs and other edible plants. They're positioned right next to the deck for easy kitchen and grilling access.

Garden With Pink Flowers

Pink, purple and white blooms native to the California region make a soft, lovely mix in this Los Angeles backyard garden.

Courtyard Garden With Purple Flowers

The interior of this pretty courtyard is filled with a garden, with the main sitting areas on the perimeter.

Purple and Pink Flowers

Cheery flower faces can be found most any season in this backyard garden, due to well-planned landscaping.

Backyard With Deck and Garden

A wide deck stretches off the back of this Craftsman home in Los Angeles, offering both covered and uncovered seating. A beautiful garden takes up the rest of the backyard, with decomposed granite paths leading around the beds.

Apple Tree

Apples are some of the fruit produced by this backyard.

Maple Tree and Sandy Path

The beautiful variety of foliage is the star of this home's outdoor space. Vines, maple trees, feathery grasses combine for a look that elegant and simple.

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