Pollution is another aspect of safe food gardening in high traffic areas. Barrier planting may need to be installed as a screen to filter airborne heavy metals and toxic chemicals away from food gardens, says Anne Gibson of TheMicroGardener.com. In the Atlanta condo terrace, Cameron Watkins of C. Watkins Garden Co. designed the landscaping.
The stone pool terrace is lined with boxwood hedges to balance the soft textures of the trees and flowering shrubs. A custom timber beam pergola is anchored by stone piers and a low stone wall that defines the pool garden terrace space while framing expansive and captivating views of the property beyond.
The makeover of this home's expansive grounds and gardens included expanding the lawn and more gracefully connecting it to the terrace. Tall golden grasses are a pretty contrast to the lawn's lush green.
This dramatic front yard features a six-foot-wide waterfall that plunges five feet to the lower terrace. Surrounding this water feature, the landscape is adorned with lush perennial and annual gardens. Large stones create gorgeous shapes and textures against the trimmed grass.
At the center of this luxurious private estate garden is a relaxing swimming pool, which features a sun shelf and an attached spa surrounded by bullnosed limestone coping and dimensional limestone paving. The stone pool terrace is lined with boxwood hedges to balance the soft textures of the trees and flowering shrubs. A custom timber beam pergola is anchored by stone piers and a low stone wall that defines the terrace space.
A teak handrail and horizontal cable rails fit in with the urban environment of a contemporary Manhattan townhouse garden and terrace space. It's part of an overall project by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects in Charlottesville, Va., which won an American Society of Landscape Designers award.
This charming, transitional pool house features a unique open design that makes it half garden terrace, half indoor escape. Fretwork on the pool house's series of "windows" adds a modern touch to the space while leaving it open for users to enjoy the bucolic, rural scene beyond.
Instead of laying the terrace with identical stone pavers, the landscape architects opted to use pieces with different patterns -- and so they transformed the floor into a focal point. Meanwhile, two weatherproof sofas, chairs and box planters overflowing with flowers create a stylish sitting area that overlooks the garden.
This classically styled French Provençal home is situated on the high side of a sloping lot with views to the Pacific Ocean. Terracing the hillside with stepped retaining walls help to create privacy from the road and also provided a place for the homeowners to garden.
The rear facade of this stunning Mediterranean-style home features myriad windows and terraces that overlook a sweeping, manicured back garden. Tiered courtyards step down to an elegant pool area, which offers multiple spots for perching, sunning and being entertained. Named The Beverly House, this 3.5-acre property is situated at the heart of Beverly Hills.
This terraced stone patio provides multiple outdoor entertaining areas with a view. Guests are led down a path to the formal stone water feature which picks up on textures used throughout the garden. A comfortable seating area surrounds a custom stone fire pit and is framed by a soft green lawn and a curved stone wall.
A curved pergola creates a gateway from the entry garden to the lower chalet. To create the terraced area along the hillside, the designer removed roughly 350 yards of soil to start getting the correct grades and to devise a system of French drains at the office. A continuing challenge is the private utilities running between the two buildings.
A series of stone terraces and long pools step down to the main pool on the grounds of this 3.5-acre Mediterranean estate, located at the heart of Beverly Hills. A series of pool structures mirror the home's pink stucco Mediterranean architecture, while the entertainment-ready back garden is offered privacy by the dense, well-manicured foliage that surrounds it.