Outdoor Oasis: Secret Garden and Sunken Pool

In this backyard, a path of stone pavers leads from a wooden deck to what feels like a secret garden. Pink impatiens, hydrangeas and other perennials bloom freely around the pool and so infuse the setting with stunning color and fragrance. A little lounge and an al fresco dining area give the owners different ways to take it all in.

Photo By: Heather Knapp

Photo By: Heather Knapp

Photo By: Heather Knapp

Photo By: Heather Knapp

Photo By: Heather Knapp

Photo By: Heather Knapp

Photo By: Heather Knapp

Photo By: Heather Knapp

Photo By: Heather Knapp

Photo By: Heather Knapp

Pool Surrounded by Garden

This swimming pool feels enchanted, surrounded by bright flowers and greenery.

Garden and Fir Trees

Silvery fir trees are a magical contrast to this garden's rich greenery and pink and purple flowers.

Poolside Patio and Umbrella

An uneven patio makes a quiet respite beside the pool, shaded by a large umbrella.

Paver Path and Pink Flowers

Pink impatiens make friendly companions alongside this paver path. The large stones continue as the patio surrounding the pool.

Deck With Lounge Chairs

For a seat a little out of the swimming pool fray, a raised deck offers two lounge chairs and plenty of shade.

Backyard With Pool and Umbrella View

A seat at this outdoor dining table comes with views of lovely gardens and the pool. Multiple layers of greenery and flowers make every vantage point appealing.

Diving Board and Garden

Pink and white flowers and a sea of green are the lush surround for the pool's diving board.

Stone Path and Gardens

Pink blooms pop against green leaves in the lush garden beds that border this walking path.

Garden With Stepping Stones

At the edge of the deck, stepping stones lead intriguingly into the garden. There's even a lamppost that seems straight out of Narnia.

Deck and Grill

A stainless steel grill gets its own mini deck for outdoor BBQ sessions that keep the smoke away from the party.

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