Tropical trees and long grass create mirrored gardens framing the backyard patio. A fountain is centered in the circular stone open-air patio with lounge chairs placed on either side for a tranquil sitting area. Glowing exterior light highlights the house including the second story columned balcony.
Palm trees fill this tropical waterfront property in Lido Key, Florida. A well-groomed lawn surrounded by foliage plants and flowering plants are key elements in the front yard of the new two-story custom home with bay views.
Located in the historic Bungalow Heights neighborhood of Sarasota, Fla., this single-story home was designed to embrace an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. A variety of tropical trees and plants in the front yard help soften the modern exterior and mitigate intrusive noises.
A dramatic entry to the garden features large native and tropical trees to help hide the view of the property from the street. Horizontal fencing, sculptural palms and large masses of tropical understory all help to create the sense of a lush, expansive entrance.
A long lap pool stretches through this yard and is bordered by a lush mix of tropical trees, shrubs and flowers. The gorgeous garden reflects in the pool's water. At the end of the pool, a relaxing seating area is perfect for enjoying the atmosphere and enjoying the sunshine.
The tropical house features Craftsman style architecture and a metal roof. To create a cohesive design, many of the exterior materials, including board and batten and tongue and groove wood planking, are used in the interior spaces as well.
As seen on HGTV's My Yard Goes Disney, homeowners Titus and Emily Green were inspired to transform their backyard after a trip to Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii. The tropical-inspired space features pool fountains, a surf shop to train in, a relaxing orchid garden to stroll through, and a custom forged fire bowl to sit and tell stories by.
A lush 1-acre Palm Beach, Fla., property with tropical plants uses “garden rooms” for people to enjoy a small pool and covered dining area. The landscape design project, by Nievera Williams Design, is Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
At HGTV Smart Home 2013, four gray Adirondack chairs are cushioned with white pillows with a gray stripe for a comfortable sun deck setting. Cement squares create a deck surface beside the tropical palm tree.