This outdoor space in particular has a sense of "organized lushness," as a stone walkway and trimmed turf provide a clear path through the tropical garden. Once they reach the end of the trail, guests can choose to sit or continue their journey in either direction.
Entering this tranquil garden is like stumbling upon another world, as busy streets give way to towering palm trees and flowering bushes. A paver walkway winds gently through the space, and so sets an easy-going tone that will carry throughout the property.
Designed to be "the perfect island retreat," this vacation home in Jamaica includes ocean views and a lush tropical garden. Two stone columns mark the entrance to the property, with a paved path that guides visitors past the plants and towards the main entertaining spaces.
For additional ambiance, the landscape architects outfitted the garden with an accent wall that doubles as a cool, cascading water feature. Lush green plants all around further the sense of a hidden oasis.
A stone birdhouse and a border of native rocks frame the exterior spaces of this tropical home, which rests on 26 acres in the community of Omao, on Kauai's southern side. Tropical foliage in a range of colors opens up to a sweeping ocean view.
A narrow concrete bridge provides a path across a small pond. Lined with colorful flowers, ornamental grasses and rocks, a tranquil waterfall trickles down into the pond creating a relaxing garden atmosphere.
In the spirit of British Colonial style, this property includes a series of "outdoor rooms," or spaces that are defined by walls of palm trees and other native plants. This wood pergola marks the entrance to one such space, with a bench at the end for quiet reflection.
A well-manicured lawn allows for unobstructed views of a sitting area in the distance. At the same time, a variety of palm trees, shrubs and ornamental grasses ensure that the garden is rich with vegetation and visual interest.
With a weathered stone water fountain and ivy climbing the wall, this corner of the garden almost seems like a site from an Indiana Jones movie. Those brave enough to explore the 4-acre lot on warm days will reap the reward of this refreshing space.