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.
Step out the door into the peaceful Asian-inspired garden of this modern home. Concrete slabs create walkways and a bridge across the rectangular pond. Gravel beds and ornamental grasses keep the landscaping low maintenance.
Like a portal, this huge metal arbor transports guests from the backyard and into the owners' gardens. A gravel pathway cuts across the lush green grass and highlights all the native plants and cacti along the way.
Instead of a front lawn, which requires lots of water, landscape designers planned a simple, green-on-green garden mulched in pea gravel. A Stewartia is the focal point. Irregular stepping stones help soften the crisp angles of the house.
This small backyard is high on color and sustainability. An eclectic mix of materials that include block walls, ornamental pea gravel, flagstone and boulders makes for an exciting and sustainable design.