For this backyard makeover, Jamie Durie had some of the existing plants trimmed back and cared for while new edibles were planted to fill out the orchard. Planter boxes and benches create a hidden enchanted garden.
A dramatic grade change on the site made the outdoor space non-functional and disjointed, prompting the need for more usable space. Using several terraced levels and a rooftop garden overlooking the ocean, the outdoor space was maximized for use as entertaining and relaxing nodes.
This contemporary rooftop deck, which boasts its own herb garden and sweeping views of the lake beyond, serves as a quiet getaway for relaxation or intimate conversation. A factory cart table is a nod to the industrial style that's carried throughout the interior of the home.
Contemporary Garden With Huge Metal Arbor, Gravel Path
Like a portal, this huge metal arbor transports guests from the backyard and into the owners' gardens. A gravel pathway cuts across the lush green grass and highlights all the native plants and cacti along the way.
This vertical garden offers a contemporary spin on the more traditional garden wall. The oversized, textured medallion serves as a focal point, though plants in a mixture of textures, colors and shapes draw the eye onward, and raised redwood beds ground the space.