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Garden Retreats: Peaceful Outdoor Sanctuaries We Love

June 22, 2015
"Getting away" in the backyard can be as easy as adding a seating area to your garden. Get inspired by these charming design ideas, and create a personal outdoor oasis of your own.
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Photo: Photo by Jamie Rector. From: Jamie Durie and The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie.

Shady Garden

An ultra shady backyard with low hanging trees is the perfect spot for a swinging daybed and hammock. Design by Jamie Durie

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Scenic Views

Landscape designer Paul Wrona created this backyard retreat, including a trickling waterfall, with stunning mountainous views in mind.

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From: Barry Block

Fireside Retreat

On its own irregular bluestone patio, this intimate outdoor space features a custom masonry fireplace, lush plantings, rustic wood pergolas and plenty of cozy seating for guests. Design by Barry Block

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Tea in the Garden

Nothing beats tea and breakfast in the midst of lush, hand-grown florals.

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