Stepping into this backyard feels a lot like discovering a hidden oasis, as a large swimming pool glints and sparkles in the sunlight. Palm trees accentuate that tropical aesthetic, while hedges act as a natural wall around the yard.
A stone retaining wall and trimmed hedges make the entrance to this 1820s Colonial farmhouse look even more stately. As guests follow the brick walkway up to the front door, they'll be able to fully admire the double-hung windows, gabled roof and original chimneys.
Trimmed hedges not only bring a touch of symmetry to the yard, but also mark the entrance to its strolling garden. As guests follow the gravel path, they'll be treated to sights of topiaries, perennials and ornamental grasses.
This sophisticated swimming pool is adorned with spouting fountains and a stone garden statue. Enclosed within a private courtyard, the swimming pool is surrounded by a retaining wall and trimmed hedges.
A cobblestone courtyard, trimmed hedges and planters create the formal entrance that this Federal-style home deserves. In the summer, ivy climbs the brick exterior and completes the picture-perfect look.
Nestled in the heart of Hume Castle, this quaint courtyard provides a space for quiet reflection. Beneath the Mediterranean tile, elegant Gothic arches create visual interest and complement the circle of trimmed hedges.
This blush pink home features a low pitched roof with multiple roof lines, iconic of the Arts & Crafts movement. A large front porch overlooks a manicured lawn, while trimmed hedges offer orderly curb appeal.
Of course, a home this charming comes with a formal garden. Trimmed hedges and shrubs outline the different sitting areas, while brick walkways invite visitors to take a stroll and appreciate the antebellum architecture.
Should they need a break from their day-to-day, the owners can follow the travertine walkway to this side garden. Here, trimmed hedges, flowering bushes and native plants create an idyllic spot for reflection.
Through the palm trees, guests can steal a glimpse of this Mediterranean mansion's stunning outdoor space. Like a formal garden, this backyard boasts trimmed hedges and topiaries, but also features a swimming pool and lounge area.
In the center of this backyard, trimmed hedges and perennial beds encircle a traditional stone statue. Thanks to double-hung windows on both floors of the house, the owners can enjoy the view even when they're inside.
Looking at this 1800s Greek Revival home from above, it's easy to see why the formal gardens were featured in the Smithsonian Archives. Trimmed hedges, perennial beds and manicured lawns transform this property into a serious stunner.