Extraordinary garden design

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Extraordinary garden design may seem like a term that is far fetched to some, but luckily, these days, it is far easier for homeowners to achieve a garden of this acclaim than one might have thought. From modern to classic, Oriental to minimalist, we have 5 stunning examples of extraordinary garden design on the homify platform for you to get creative and gain inspiration. Whatever your taste or size restraints, there is definitely an example below that will tickle your fancy. Take a look…  

1. Classic

There is something undeniably extraordinary about a classic English garden. Freshly mowed lawn and manicured plants complement a period home, like the one pictured, to outstanding effect. Located in West Sussex, this garden is not your average. With 35 metres of space to play with, Rebecca Smith Garden Design had quite a task on their hands. Lupins, misotosis and alliums add the gentle pop of colour to this outdoor space, complementing the luscious greenery from the trees and earthy tones of the house. What a beautiful example of landscape design indeed.

2. Elegant

Fern Garden: tropical Garden by Garden Arts
Garden Arts

Fern Garden

Garden Arts

The combination of raised planters, English box hedges, large silver urns and luscious ferns work to great effect in this example of extraordinary garden design. While you may not have thought a melange of these vastly different plants and features could work, it has been evidenced by Garden Arts, that this notion is far from the truth. Though the box hedges may need a trim from time to time, the majority of this garden space is fairly low maintenance—perfect for those that want the very best of an elegant English garden design and practical, durable plants!

3. Minimalist

For those that absolutely love the idea of having a garden, but either a) do not have a green thumb or b) do not have the time to look after a garden, then a low maintenance solution is of course, the perfection option for you. Designed by Charlesworth Design, this space was put together for a growing family that enjoyed outdoor lawn sports.  You might think that this garden is so well designed it cannot possibly be easy to maintain, but the proof is in the pudding—plants like ferns, a parasol tree and smaller plants that are designed to become overgrown reign supreme, meaning this is an area that kids can enjoy frog spotting in the pond, or adults can feel Zen taking over when in sight.

4. Romantic

Rambling roses and lavender bushes not only smell divine when we're in close contact, but also produce a stunningly romantic aesthetic. In conjunction with the curved archways and mysterious garden path, we can't help but envision ourselves walking hand in hand with a loved one in this extraordinary garden example. Designed by Roger Webster Garden Design as part of a coastal garden would you believe, the selection of plants, despite their classic appearance, are well suited to the climatic conditions of the area.

5. Oriental

For those seeking to find a touch of the Orient in their gardens, a trip to Asia can be far easier to obtain than one might have originally thought. Instead of booking costly tickets to the other side of the world, you can create a similar effect in a British climate by adopting a few simple strategies. This particular garden in Bradley Stoke by Katherine Roper Landscape Garden Design, has been designed to cater for clients who had quite a specific taste in garden design. The occupants wanted to be able to enjoy their existing Koi Carp pond, as well as have a covered area created where they could practice Tai Chi. In response to this, an arbour was added to the rear, as was a stone bowl water feature—all essential elements in Japanese garden design!

To see more extraordinary garden designs, we suggest the following ideabook: Stunning spring gardens

What is your favourite extraordinary garden design from the examples above? Let us know in the comments section below.
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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