This stone bench has been constructed by simply placing a stone slap atop two boulders to create garden seating with rustic appeal. The neatly manicured garden features classic foliage plants and ornamental grass accented by red bark mulch.
Easily maintained landscaping and hardscaping creates a serene green space within this cottage garden. A wooden bench is tucked beside a stone accent wall, while a pair of Adirondack chairs are perched on the raised patio.
Stone crowns atop columns lead the way to a giant chess board made of prefab 2x2 concrete squares with exposed pebbles. Taking inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, designer Margie Grace of Grace Design Associates. Inc., has red roses on one side and white roses on the other. Fourth of July roses, which are speckled and look like they're being painted for the Queen, are in pots behind the benches. "If it's your fantasy, just go there," says Grace. "Don't do it by halves."
This large stepping stone path is part of a private vista garden located in the North Carolina mountains. A large rock serves as a resting bench for those traveling on the walkway. The landscape is kept simple so the mountains become the space's main focal point.
Off the master bedroom is an elegant arched timber trellis with a stone walkway. Stone benches line the space for a welcoming resting spot, while climbing vines add greenery and liveliness to the space.
Iron benches line a walkway leading to a small outdoor dining area where a large rock flanked by two wrought iron chairs serves as a dining area. Two stone planters on either side of the archway feature ornamental grasses and shrubs.