Horticulturist Hendrik Van Leeuwen’s garden offers much food for thought. It’s a shining example of a [productive urban garden](http://www.homestolove.com.au/ripe-for-the-picking-a-productive-urban-garden-3508) and it shows how we could all make better use of our backyards. *Project: [Van Leeuwen Green](http://www.vanleeuwengreen.com/) | Photography: Claire Takacs*

12 Inspiring Suburban Gardens

Horticulturist Hendrik Van Leeuwen’s garden is a shining example of a productive urban garden and shows how we could make better use of our backyards.

Nice planting

Just love the sandstone with the tropical planting. Have started this in my front yard.

How to Plant a Living Wall - Sunset

How to Plant a Lush Living Wall

How to Plant a Living Wall - Sunset See how to create your own vertical garden inspired by a living wall in Paris designed by Patrick Blanc. This planting includes ferns, bromelaids, coral bells, spider plants, and elephant ears.

This side of the house is where the kids mostly play, we wanted a hardy plant that could withstand all the footballs and soccer balls, yet still maintain that beachy, tropical feel. #xanadu #plantation #garden #beachcottage #beachhouse #beachstyle #sirwalter #myhome #mystyle #shutters #beach #landscape

This side of the house is where the kids mostly play, we wanted a hardy plant that could withstand all the footballs and soccer balls, yet still maintain that beachy, tropical feel.

I am so grateful when clients ask for my assistance in furnishing and decorating their house. Imagine how thrilled I was when I had the opp...

"I suggested a boxwood and gravel side garden when grass wouldn't grow there." Loi Thai Love the boxwood and gravel. This would look amazing in my side yard hiding the neighbor's fence.

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