This lush private garden is located in South Florida between Coconut Grove and downtown Miami. Although it is in an urban environment, its dense, tropical foliage and the calming sounds of trickling fountains create a perfectly serene and secluded sanctuary.
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.
By outfitting the walkway with smooth stone pavers, the landscape architects created a seamless transition to the pool and lounge area. As the path opens to the backyard, this outdoor space feels like a hidden oasis.
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.
When the owners need an escape from their day-to-day, they can leave the house behind and enter this soothing outdoor space. Lush vegetation surrounds the walkway and inspires a sense of peace and tranquility.
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.
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.
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.