Minimal hardscaping can be used to define an area. For this brownstone garden, a bluestone border delineates the formal lawn, which serves as a transition space within the landscape. Carefully manicured flower beds accent the borders.
This well-manicured backyard also includes two border gardens, each filled with flowers, shrubs and trees. A wood post fence lines the perimeter of the yard, complete with an arch above the entrance gate.
A series of stepped, manicured courtyards lead to a lushly landscaped pool surrounded by Mediterranean-style architectural pavilions with Classical details. The 3.5-acre estate in Beverly Hills features tailored gardens and ample spaces for elegant outdoor entertaining.
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.
This robust perennial flower garden has a small stone border separating it from the manicured lawn. Tall spikes of salvia called Red Hot Mama add dimension to the bed, while the low-growing Blue Bedder salvia – the deep purple flowers – is a great choice for perennial borders.
Water is the key feature in this stunning backyard, inspired by traditional Islamic gardens. A stunning pool with fountain, lined in beautiful neutral tiles, provides a relaxing oasis from hot summer days. A rock garden with blue flowing urns set is set in manicured green grass. A black table and chairs sit on the flagstone patio.
Manicured shrubs pair with vibrant, fuchsia blooms to frame a charming, English-inspired manor in Auckland, New Zealand. The home features a brick chimney and a black front door, both of which offer exceptional contrast to the white siding exterior.
The formal gardens that decorate the front of this historic Greek Revival home were actually included in the Smithsonian Archives. Guests who want to admire them can follow a stone path across the manicured lawn and through the trimmed hedges.
What was once the front yard entrance to a mid-century ranch house is now the site of a two story pavilion with a manicured lawn and formal garden. The pavilion adjoins the owner’s estate on the left while the far right side of the formal garden is where the driveway once existed from the previous home.