French doors open out onto the calm and unique look of this patio with outdoor seating. Dark brown outdoor furniture is topped with white cushions for a soft and inviting finish. A copper wall is a beautiful contrast to the neutral tones and matte finish of the striped floor and retaining wall.
The garden is 22 feet below street level and looked like a massive bunker because of cement walls. The designers did not cover or paint the cement walls and added polished concrete planters to refine the outdoor space. Semi-evergreen bamboo and English Ivy cover some of the space.
Hanging gardens come in all sizes. For maximum impact, this massive wall at Avalon, a mixed-use development in metro Atlanta, features a wide variety of plantings. People living in the apartments above shops can view this oversized vertical garden.
This lush courtyard has all the feel of a grand secret garden with a travertine patio and colorful landscaping. The plants include Japanese blueberry, Podocarpus and East Palatka Holly along the fence line.
The visual interest in this home's yard comes from the interesting mix of materials and textures: gravel, concrete planters, a stucco wall, wood fencing. Green and yellow plants fill the space with life.