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Towering more than 30 floors above the street, this rooftop overlooks Sailboat Bay and Miami’s cityscape. The owner loved the awe-inspiring vistas, but she also wanted her garden space to feel private and protected, and she wanted greenery all around the border of the terrace. Raymond Jungles took on the challenge, designing this sky-hugging garden to feel earthy and intimate. 

Take a visual stroll through this unusual landscape to see what innovative designers achieve when faced with a huge arid site surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs.

 

A garden in Santa Fe honors the native landscape and makes the most of every drop of rain that falls
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In Tarrytown, New York, Lyndhurst, the former estate of Jay Gould (and the setting for two Dark Shadows movies), has a lovely rose garden that is maintained by the Garden Club of Irvington-on-Hudson. A look at some of the 500 roses that grow in this unusually designed garden, now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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John G. Fairey, a flora collector with a rare eye for design, transformed a Texas landscape into the famed garden Peckerwood. His vision for Peckerwood, which includes a light-dappled woodland, several shimmering dry gardens, and a parklike arboretum, developed not gradually but in a transformative awakening during a trip to Mexico. This is the story of a plant man and his garden.

 

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When Marg Helgenberger, the longtime star of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, was shopping for a new home five ears ago, she found the perfect place in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood—but the gardens were overgrown and needed to be rethought. Architect Barbara Schnitzler, interior decorator Maggie Marra, and plant consultant Judi Bloom helped Helgenberger transformed the property into a stunning Mediterranean-style house and garden. 
Near Cape Town, a farmstead hotel restores gardens and spirits. 
The story behind Mexico's ethnobotanical garden in Oaxaca, a landscape of unexpected shapes and colors. 
Swedish gardens, hotels, fabrics, furniture, and more—a photographic portrait of a land inspired by nature. 
In Sweden, a garden-obsessed writer finds a land of natural inspiration.
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