A house turns into a home when it has a garden. It is a place of relaxation and family time. The greenery, colorful flowers, pleasant hues of the stonework, hanging plants, flowering creepers, outdoor lamps, etc. all blend together to make the garden a place of solace and contemplation. Every garden has its own character and usually matches that of the owner. A garden with foliage growing naturally without frills can look as enchanting as a classically landscaped garden with the right choice of furniture.
The design of a garden is a personal preference. Some like them pristine and oriental; some prefer a rough tumble-down look. Some like them compact and otherwise would like a lot of space for the large family gatherings. Everyone wishes to take advantage of the summer sunshine and vacation time with garden parties. A garden is the best place to begin your day with a hearty breakfast. Add the soft tinkle of a wind chime or the gentle rhythmic sound of a fountain and you have your own exotic piece of heaven on earth.
A Garden With Style
This is a great example of style and elegance as far as gardens go. The landscaped effect of the lawn and bushes, stylish wooden garden furniture, and a few potted plants reflect the beam of the indoor lighting to perfection.
The bright pink potted flowers hung all over the stark white walls add a sense of summer cheer to the solemn image of the Cross in a corner. This garden is perfect for a quite moment of contemplation. As a reader‘s nook…can there be any doubts?
A Table For Two
Imagine a cozy Sunday lunch for two. No need to book a table in advance if you own a garden like this one with its ornate metal furniture, plush green plants, cool waters of the pond all blessed by the Sun god.
Spring Time With Friends
This is a wonderful garden for a friendly luncheon party. The little paved corner surrounded by rich greenery, subtle sunlight and well mowed lawn have an enchanting look that defines spring.
A Road Less Traveled
This garden path leading to a wicket gate is probably the least used one. Who would want to leave this garden with its light blue metal furniture, lush green plants and creepers, sunshine and summer breezes?
This patio garden spells modern. The dining furniture in stark white and black is balanced by a simple arrangement of plants and rocks to create an extraordinary effect.
The Windy Chime
This snap depicts how ordinary plastic garden furniture can make the most comfortable little retreat. The soft cushions and the gentle tinkling of the wind chime are surefire stress busters.
White Is Exotic
This snap shows a unique way of converting a small patio into a lovely dining area. The deep green creepers with white flowers complement the dÃ©cor and the metal wall lamp adds a touch of the Orient.
To Be Wild Or Not To Be Wild!
An attractive blend of natural rocks and trees with landscaped lawn and low bushes personifies a perfect dining place in your own little garden. The semi wild look beckons one to enjoy summer at leisure.
The Family Garden
When you see many rattan chairs spread around, lush green creepers, grassy pathways, and the Union Jack flying high in the summer breeze you have a great garden for a large family house of patriots. Bushes in different hues add a touch of color to a well preserved country house.
A Family Delight
The hanging lamps enhance the old world classy look of this garden. The pristine lawn, multi-hued foliage and bright flowers are an endearing blend and perfect for a family get together.
This garden, with its sunny patches and shaded sit-outs has an old world charm and a warm welcoming look. The well lends a sense of mystery and of stories untold.
A garden that defines simplicity has turned into something extraordinary with the large earthenware pot placed so prominently. A relaxed breakfast for two or a small family is just what the garden needs to complete the picture of style.
You can convert a neglect backyard into a piece of art. The rhythmic sound of a fountain, ornamental dishes hung from a tree, bright flower pots dotting a plain wall and you have an exotic personal hideout.
This garden spells summer, sunbathing, and a lazy twosome…the bright red flowers and cushions have an inviting look that is irresistible.
A Bed Of Roses
This garden is definitely the owner‘s pride. The roses in different colors lend a personal touch to the well maintained lawn and simplistic garden furniture.
The Evergreen Retreat
Who would not be tempted to take a little break from routine in this garden? The sit-out or swing surrounded by so much greenery and pleasant summer flowers lining the small garden path could be a busy executive‘s secret delight.
Beauty In Simplicity
The beauty of this garden is in its simplicity. The easy to maintain metal furniture, bamboo fence and tiled floor requires very little maintenance, and yet has a pleasant inviting look.
Divinity In Stone
This garden is truly divine! The simple stone work and outdoor fireplace has turned it into a special nook for friends and family. The comfortable chairs added a touch of class and comfort.
The evenly trimmed bushes and neatly laid stones in this garden are a typical example of the Japanese love for balance. Add a stone lamp and paper partition and the Oriental look is complete.
The Welcoming Hideout
This spacious garden is perfect for quality time with the family. The loungers add a laid-back, lazy summery touch and can be a retreat for sunbathers.
A Tea Break
In this picture, the plush bougainvillea and the cool shade is the perfect corner of the garden for a little tea-and-cakes party with close friends and family.
Exotic is the best word to describe this garden. The huge bunches of flowers and plenty of greenery along the garden path would entice even a perpetual city dweller to relax and take a much needed break.
A Floating Dream
This dream garden has a touch of class with its floating lily leaves and a prominently placed bonsai. The curved path lined with bright flowers, a sunshade and attractive metal garden furniture completes the picture of summer solace.