This charming garden patio sits just off the kitchen and feels blissfully tucked away from the city's busy-ness. With a grill and a dining table, it's also the ideal place for spring and summer entertaining.
The landscape plan of this brownstone's backyard left lots of open space for the kids to run around in. Neutral-toned seating blends in with the bluestone patio and gives adults a comfortable place to relax and entertain.
Pergola in Rooftop Garden Provides Relaxing Urban Oasis
This rooftop garden features low-maintenance composite decking, a custom-built pergola with string lighting, outdoor kitchen, and gorgeous multi-level plantings. The style is English garden meets city wilds, contrasted against contemporary lines of the furniture.
This outdoor kitchen is adjacent to a new gravel patio with elevated vegetable gardens. This provides both better access to the garage as well as overflow space for entertaining. Another unique feature to this design was the paving material. The patios are laid with a 2’x4’ porcelain tile imported from Italy that had a 12-week lead time for delivery. The stairs had to be carefully designed and ordered because only the manufacturer could bullnose the edges of this material and maintain the proper color.
This tiny courtyard garden is a patio within a larger common yard. Designers helped it feel private and unique with a series of container gardens and a green living wall. Small-scale furniture makes it possible to squeeze in both a sitting and dining area.
An artful array of colorful plantings burst from vessels large and small, creating a peaceful spot to relax in the midst of the city. Woven seating has a stylish rubbed gold finish, and a modern accent table is a functional spot to set a drink while enjoying this urban oasis.
This rooftop garden deck, created from composite wood, provides stunning city views from a lush private oasis. With plenty of green and touches of bright purple flowers, this beautiful urban garden features a custom-built pergola, perfect for relaxing summer nights.
Container-grown plantings are your friend when adding greenery to a terrace or balcony. “When you use typical landscape plants in pots or containers you’ll see them very differently than when they are planted in the ground,” says landscape designer Jeffery Erb. “You’ll see all the details up close and notice textures, vein patterns, the colors on the undersides of the leaves and more. So I like to use a minimal selection of plants in a small terrace or patio because it creates a more calm and serene environment — just what we need in the chaos of a city.” Erb advises choosing slow-growing cultivars that won’t outgrow their pots too quickly.
This urban backyard is made for entertaining and relaxation! The grass is actually artificial turf, so you never have to worry about mowing. Lounge on colorful cushions on the patio, or sit on the outdoor furniture under strings of lights. Plenty of plants and trees make for a lush outdoor oasis.
A custom-built wood plank wall encloses the stone patio of this urban dwelling, adding uniqueness and style along with maximum privacy. Niches spaced along the wall create spots for plants or other accessories, and covered seating offers a cozy spot for family and friends.