Garden StylesFrom classic to modern, get inspiration and learn about the various garden types
For three decades we’ve been sharing remarkable gardens, each with their own style. Whether you’re trying to discover the right style for your garden, or you’ve been gardening for years, you’ll find these collections inspiring. Browse gardens with strong Asian influences, ones that favor the sleek lines of modern design, or ones that will transport you to the blissful Mediterranean countryside.
This highly Japanese-influenced garden near Seattle features an alpine meadow, a carefully groomed woodland and a rock garden that follows Japanese traditions.
Incorporating design elements and artifacts from throughout Asia, this California garden features teak doors from the Gujarat region of India and a Japanese herb garden.
A penchant for growing Bonsai trees inspires gardener Ramon Smit to create a full-scale Japanese garden complete with meandering paths and stone lanterns.
This 2.5 acre Japanese garden in British Columbia boasts three koi ponds, 11 different types of Japanese maples and a variety of rhododendrons.
Get tips on designing a contemporary landscape that is suited to the welcoming indoor-outdoor lifestyle modern gardeners are trying to create.
Get a list of 13 plants that are statuesque, carefree, bold and beautiful and look great in modern gardens.
See how the strong geometry of this home is mirrored in the surrounding landscape where city vibe meets Midwest charm.
A dramatically tiered, lushly green outdoor space surrounds a modern home of stone and glass that’s perched on the side of a hill.
Resplendent with old-world charm, this landscape combines classical European garden design elements with exotic tropical plants.
Complete with magical silvery-leaved olive trees, fragrant herbs, and enormous urns, this garden and vineyard were inspired by those in Burgundy, France.
This garden, inspired by paradise gardens in the Mediterranean and Persia, is centered on a tiled fountain surrounded by unusual plants.
This Los Angeles property was transformed into a stunning Mediterranean-style garden well-suited for backyard entertaining.
Get tips for creating your own flower-filled cottage garden that's romantic and colorful.
See how woodsy, cottage-like garden spaces were created on this Maryland property.
The owner of this B&B, inspired by a Thomas Kinkade painting, tamed an English garden gone wild.
See how Isabel and Julian Bannerman recreate the romance of the classic English garden.
A small Venice courtyard becomes a sustainable garden planted with silver lady ferns, hybrid coral-flowered cannas and other tropical plants.
A glimpse into a utopian beach community on Florida's northwest coast and its lovely gardens, courtyards and communal outdoor spaces.
See how layers of big-leaf tropical plants, a koi pond, zen rock garden and more add to the tropical atmosphere of this garden.
In mid-20th-century Sri Lanka, two siblings-the Brothers Bawa-took their own inimitable paths to redefining the tropical garden.
Landscape architect Steve Martino blends colorful elements with native plants to reflect the beauty of the desert.
This Paradise Valley, Arizona, garden by Christy Ten Eyck uses desert-friendly plants to frame the view.
A desert garden in Santa Fe honors the native landscape and makes the most of every drop of rain that falls.
A garden in Patagonia, Arizona, best described as the prairielike mid-desert, takes the Southwest climate in stride.
This Oregon garden connects people with the Earth, is wildlife friendly and is maintained organically.
An ecologically friendly Virginia garden sets the groundwork for a new approach to landscapes of enduring beauty.
These homeowners test the theory that sustainability and style can go hand in hand in the garden.
Native (and extremely local) plants create stunning wildflower fields on 30 acres in rural Pennsylvania.