A tiered fountain is one of the highlights of this restful Spanish-inspired garden space. White and purple flowers grow in beds surrounding the walkway and a gazebo provides shade and a relaxing bench swing.
Perfectly kept grass gives a rich green floor to this beautiful backyard, and a neatly kept garden borders the grass. The white fence encompasses the area and highlights the natural colors of the plants. An orange bench is tucked between shrubs for a private sitting spot.
Sculpture always adds additional visual interest to any yard and this lovely obelisk adds a memorable accent to the newly created formal garden with its crushed rock pathways, rose beds and bench seating. On the far left side, a stairway leads down to the lower yard.
Two freestanding steel garage cabinets and a garden work bench offer organization and space for an assortment of home and garden projects. Hooks on the wall for outdoor hats and tools help keep the top of the garden work bench free from clutter.
This family-friendly and sustainable backyard features a raised vegetable garden, built-in bench seating, a safari-style pergola and a nearby breakfast deck with a cozy bistro table. Underneath the pergola, a spacious outdoor dining table can comfortably seat up to 11 people for alfresco entertaining.
For this backyard makeover, Jamie Durie had some of the existing plants trimmed back and cared for while new edibles were planted to fill out the orchard. Planter boxes and benches create a hidden enchanted garden.
This tranquil Mediterranean garden features a gravel landing with a perimeter of green foliage and a large plant on a pedestal in the center. A bench at the back of the garden provides a great spot to take it all in.
If you're tired of bending over when gardening or want to give your knees a rest, the Deep-Seat Garden Kneeler can flip over to become a padded bench. It's available in green or purple from Gardener's Supply Co. The kneeler can fold flat for carrying (it weighs 9 pounds) or storing. The tool pouch, which can be attached, is sold separately.
Located in Charleston, S.C., this garden takes advantage of its southern exposure by offering a balanced pair of grass rugs, perfect for viewing the nearby ocean from carefully placed benches. A red brick pathway is lined by low hedges for a crisp, well-manicured look.
Iron benches line a walkway leading to a small outdoor dining area where a large rock flanked by two wrought iron chairs serves as a dining area. Two stone planters on either side of the archway feature ornamental grasses and shrubs.
Off the master bedroom is an elegant arched timber trellis with a stone walkway. Stone benches line the space for a welcoming resting spot, while climbing vines add greenery and liveliness to the space.
This backyard offers an outdoor fireplace for those cool nights, surrounded by covered seating benches. A formal garden with water fountain and trellis fill up the rest of this inviting backyard space.
Pretty planters and a long bench topped with pillows transform this outdoor space into a picture-perfect setting for the owners' next garden party. Contemporary armchairs provide extra seating, or they can be pushed out of the way to clear the floor for dancing.