7 ways to transform a small backyard

7 Ways to Transform a Small Backyard

A barely usable Venice backyard transforms into a cozy family retreat in this small-space garden makeover.

The rear garden consists of a large entertaining area paved with random-cut Castlemaine slate. Four linden trees (*Tilia cordata*) punctuate the hard surface, framing views from the house into the garden.

Fire pit The rear garden consists of a large entertaining area paved with random-cut Castlemaine slate. Four linden trees (*Tilia cordata*) punctuate the hard surface, framing views from the house into the garden.

landscape designer Brandon Peterson planted a garden full of meadowlike grasses. “It’s a perfect place to relax with friends—or a sketchboo...

20 Favorite Garden Cottages & Sheds

Separate studio - landscape designer Brandon Peterson planted a garden full of meadowlike grasses. “It’s a perfect place to relax with friends—or a sketchbook.

Neat idea of a sitting situation for a fire pit!

[What a great yard. Privacy, abundance of plants, large gathering space, and even a hammock.] Circular seating area with fire + hammock

Designed by Christopher Owen Landscape Design. Silver Medal winning garden 'Tread Lightly' at the Australian Garden Show Sydney.

Fire pit patio - use it solo or share with friends. Designed by Christopher Owen Landscape Design. Silver Medal winning garden 'Tread Lightly' at the Australian Garden Show Sydney.

Musk Cottage. Flinders, Mornington Peninsula. Weekender of Rick Eckersley.

It was pouring with rain the day I got to see Musk Cottage as part of the Australian Landscape Conference tour. But it was such a wonderful garden, … Continue reading →

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