Suburban Backyard is an Entertainers Paradise

With strolling paths, fire pit and a water feature, this backyard is fit for entertaining for relaxing alike. Green foliage and mature trees will have you feeling like you've escaped to your very own secret garden.

Photo By: Marshall Evan Photography

Photo By: Marshall Evan Photography

Photo By: Marshall Evan Photography

Photo By: Marshall Evan Photography

Photo By: Marshall Evan Photography

Photo By: Marshall Evan Photography

Photo By: Marshall Evan Photography

Photo By: Marshall Evan Photography

Photo By: Marshall Evan Photography

Photo By: Marshall Evan Photography

Photo By: Marshall Evan Photography

Photo By: Marshall Evan Photography

Backyard Becomes Retreat for Whole Family

Walls of windows ensure that the owners of this Georgian-style home can enjoy backyard views from nearly every room. After dinner, everyone can head to the patio for drinks by the fire.

Perennials, Trees Enhance Yard's Natural Beauty

With over 60 trees and shrubs, as well as 1,100 newly-planted perennials, this garden puts the beauty of the outdoors front and center. Landscape lights make the setting even more spectacular.

Meandering Path Leads to Private Patio

Lights on either side of the path both increase visibility at night and showcase the yard's various trees and plants. In the distance, a compacted gravel circular patio will provide a private place to sit and reflect.

Landscape Lights Brighten Backyard

Landscape lights illuminate the patio on all sides. In turn, this outdoor space can be enjoyed even after the sun goes down.

Georgian-Style Home With Dynamic Backyard

Wanting a space that they could really enjoy, the owners of this Georgian-style home asked landscape architect Jason Cromley to transform their uninspired backyard into a gorgeous garden. Now the lot features a paved patio, complete with a fire pit and water fountains.

Cantilevered Bridge Over Tranquil Rock River

A "river" of Mexican beach pebbles runs along the back of the house, boasting all the tranquility of a water feature without the maintenance. A cantilevered bridge made of limestone seems to float right over it.

Fire Meets Water on Modern Patio

The elements converge in this corner of the yard, with a fire pit on one side and three bubbling rocks on the other. At night, these features cast a warm glow across the patio.

Detailed Shot of Bubbling Rock

In a river of Mexican beach pebbles, this bubbling rock easily stands out and generates some soothing ambient sound.

Chic Matte Black Lounge Chairs

Across from the fire pit, two lounge chairs give the owners room to stretch out. Better still? Their matte black finish makes a bold statement against the neutral pavers.

European Hornbeams Create Enchanting Entry

From this view, one can see how a bosque of four European hornbeams defines the lower patio and creates an enchanting entrance into the garden.

Garden Path Highlights Perennials

A paved walkway leads through the heart of the garden and so encourages the owners to enjoy a stroll in the evening. Perennials and shrubs further define the horizontal planes of this outdoor space.

Clean Lines, Stone Paths Define Garden

Paths constructed of compacted brassfield fines stone help link the patio to other parts of the garden. In turn, the backyard feels clean and cohesive.

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