Gorgeous Gardens: Whimsical Multi-Level Landscape

Located in Hunting Valley, Ohio, this mansion has an impressive, multi-level backyard that's full of whimsical details. For example, landscape designer Patrick Cloonan installed a huge fiberglass-and-steel tree, a rock waterfall, stepping stones and a swing bed all around his clients' pool. The result is a lavish wonderland.

Photo By: Kevin Reeves Photography

Photo By: Kevin Reeves Photography

Photo By: Kevin Reeves Photography

Photo By: Kevin Reeves Photography

Photo By: Kevin Reeves Photography

Photo By: Kevin Reeves Photography

Photo By: Kevin Reeves Photography

Photo By: Kevin Reeves Photography

Photo By: Kevin Reeves Photography

Photo By: Kevin Reeves Photography

Photo By: Kevin Reeves Photography

Custom Tree With Swing

A fiberglass-and-steel oak tree is a sturdy support for a large swing. The tree was constructed in California, then shipped out to this backyard in Ohio.

Backyard River and Waterfall

Water cascades over a waterfall and bubbles its way among rocks and gardens.

Garden With Stepping Stone Path

Stepping stones invite exploration through this backyard's expansive gardens. Pretty lights make wandering possible even when night falls.

Backyard With Manmade Oak Tree

For this backyard plan, designers wanted a tree from which to hang a large swing. Because there weren't any trees big enough to support the swing, they custom-designed one out of steel and fiberglass.

Backyard With Square Paver Path

Square pavers cut a geometric path through this backyard's green lawns.

Luxury Swimming Pool With Diving Board

This incredible pool has something for everyone: There's a deep end with diving board, shallow end with lounge chairs and an infinity-style hot tub. Heaven!

Large Backyard With Pool and Garden

This home is located in Ohio, but homeowners wanted their outdoor areas to look like they belonged in California. To answer that wish, landscape designers combined native Ohio plants, faux trees and tropical plants to create a gorgeous garden.

Poolhouse and Covered Patio

The poolhouse walls open up completely to an adjacent covered patio and, of course, the pool!

Poolhouse and Pool at Night

A large cabana poolhouse sits adjacent to the pool, a handy retreat for shade and snacks.

Pool and Illuminated Garden Beds

This pool feels magical with raised planter beds in two corners. The plants inside twinkle with little fairy lights to complement the water's blue glow.

Pool and Poolhouse at Night

At night, the pool glows blue and the nearby poolhouse also gets welcoming illumination. Throughout the surrounding gardens, thoughtful lighting makes the yard have a fairyland feel.

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