The charming garden evokes villas in Italy. Key plants include French lavender, red geraniums and ornamental grapevine (*Vitis Vinifera*), which has beautiful burgundy foliage in autumn.

Low wooden retaining | Luc Engelhard

idea for backyard but top would be large pavers and pea stone bottom would be grass - easier and cheapest retaining wall idea

tropical border....See several items that love our Louisiana summers and survive practically all winters in the ground

GREEN AND LUSH tropical border.See several items that love our Louisiana summers and survive practically all winters in the ground

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.

Carey Ezell Landscape Design. Granite terrace and steps with field stone retaining wall and upper lawn surrounded by Frasier firs, Arborvitae 'Dark American', Rhododendron, variegated dogwood, holly, boxwood, and siberian cypress. Wall planted with Lady's mantle, boxwood and Japanese fern grass

Granite terrace and steps with field stone retaining wall and upper lawn surrounded by boxwood and Japanese fern grass - I like the planting around the retaining wall

Buxus hedge with mixed planting | by William Dangar & Associates

Buxus hedge with mixed planting Possible in and around the weeping lilly pillys and palms. Just need to condition the soil enough so that the hedge and other plants get a chance before the lilly pilly roots invade and suck out the nutrients

Shaded by a pandanus - kids sandpit - beach life - children play spaces - Byron Bay beach house - via Homelife

Pandanus tree sand pit: Rather than cut it down this marvellous tree is used to shade their children's backyard.

Shot this amazing outdoor space recently designed by @harrisonslandscaping pots by @thebalconygarden via ✨ @padgram ✨(http://dl.padgram.com)

Shot this amazing outdoor space recently designed by @harrisonslandscaping pots by @thebalconygarden via ✨ @padgram ✨(http://dl.padgram.com)

Indigenous plantings and a coastal aesthetic help blur the boundaries between a new garden and its beachside location in this striking home. The collaboration between homeowner and builder of the house and garden, Daryl Powell of Made Build and landscape architect Brett Robinson of Acre has resulted in this gorgeous coastal garden.

Brett Robinson of Acre Landscape Architecture Studio won Best in Category in Landscape Design - Rural or Coastal.

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