Tranquil Backyard With Strolling Garden

Like going back in time, HGTV invites you to take a turn through the strolling gardens of this traditional home in eastern Long Island, New York. Lands surrounding the home have been transformed into a meadow with ornamental grasses and colorful flowers. Modern aspects of the property include a circular spa, tennis court and contemporary pool.

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Photo By: Jonathan Davis; Chris Foster

Pink Perennials Enliven Front Yard

As spring turns to summer, those yellow flowers give way to bright pink perennials. With walls of windows inside, the owners can easily look over their yard and enjoy the sight.

Stone Pavers Lead to Strolling Garden

Following a route of stone pavers takes visitors past flowering plants to the formal garden. Trees guide the way, too, and offer extra shade.

Sunny Meadow in Eastern Long Island

Once a site for potato fields, the land surrounding this traditional home in eastern Long Island, N.Y., has since been transformed into a meadow with ornamental grasses and yellow flowers. By focusing on native plants, the landscape architects were able to limit harmful irrigation and pesticide use, as well as create a soft country setting.

Circular Spa With Wildflowers

If we had to guess, paradise looks a little like this: an outdoor spa surrounded by tall grasses and wildflowers. When the owners need a little R&R, they'll no doubt find it here.

Deck Overlooking Tennis Court

Behind the poolside patio, a wood railing overlooks a tennis court. After a day in the sun or a quick dip in the pool, the homeowners can grab their rackets and squeeze in a game or two before dinner.

Secluded Swimming Area

Stone pavers with grass joints lead to a swimming area out back. With tall grasses on all sides and blue skies overhead, this outdoor space feels like a hidden oasis.

Contemporary Pool in the Country

With its sleek design, this contemporary pool makes an unexpected yet eye-catching contrast to the countryside. The result? An outdoor space that keeps you guessing.

Windswept Land By the Ocean

Due to its proximity to the ocean, this outdoor space is often windswept, with cold, dry winters and long hot summers. The soil conditions are a heavy loam, too.

Lush Green Landscape

Looking out across the yard is like following a gradient, as soft yellow flowers lead to leafy shrubs, which then give way to a forest of evergreen trees. With so many plants in one place, the landscape is lush and a haven for local wildlife.

Hedges Mark Entrance to Garden

Trimmed hedges not only bring a touch of symmetry to the yard, but also mark the entrance to its strolling garden. As guests follow the gravel path, they'll be treated to sights of topiaries, perennials and ornamental grasses.

Detailed View of Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses were an excellent choice for this outdoor space, adding both texture and softness to the concrete pathways. When the wind blows, they're full of movement, too.

Pool Boasts Fun Floats, Flowers

Lavender bushes don't just enhance the pool's natural beauty; they also offer a touch of floral fragrance. As the owners kick back on their floats, they can soak up the sweet scent.

Reflecting Pond Surrounded By Plants

Tucked into the far corner of the garden sits a small reflecting pond, with a stone bench at the end for visitors. With tall trees and plants all around, the space is both shaded and secluded.

Steps Connect Deck and Tennis Court

For easy access to the tennis court, the landscape architects installed stone steps that lead down from the deck. Thanks to their neutral hues, the stairs also complement the wood railing.

Pink Perennials in Bloom

Pink flowers both brighten the backyard and help the owners keep track of the changing seasons. When the perennials are in bloom, they'll know that summer is just around the corner.

Plants Protected By Gravel Paths

Hedges, shrubs and grasses not only add variation to the garden, but also make a stunning display of color. Gravel walkways, meanwhile, ensure that the plants are safe from visitors' wandering feet.

Wood Fence Furthers Country Aesthetic

A wood fence not only separates the meadow from the rest of the home, but also furthers the sense of being in the country. Thanks to its earthy hues, the piece pairs beautifully with shrubs and other plants, too.

Trees Offer Touch of Texture

Trees, too, bring visual interest to this beautiful backyard thanks to bark that's simultaneously red and white. Better still, they give the garden even more texture.

Sun Casts Warm Glow on Garden

Wide-open spaces become even more enticing when they're filled with fresh flowers. From here, the owners can enjoy views of the grasses and trees, too.

Eclectic Elephant Sculptures

What gorgeous garden would truly be complete without a little art? As these white elephant statues "roam" across the yard, they generate plenty of visual interest.

Side Yard Becomes Strolling Garden

Wanting the home to really speak to its surroundings, the David Landscape Design team layered the side yard with gravel walkways, garden beds and hedges. In turn, this outdoor space feels just as natural as the rest of the property.

Perennials Create Peaceful Setting

With perennials planted throughout this garden, the owners will have no trouble stopping to smell the flowers.

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