Ever since we got these pro landscaping tips on how to design a gorgeous outdoor space I’ve been thinking about planting a garden. The bad news is that I live on the third floor of a loft space so I’m basically stuck in daydream mode. For now, my plans are relegated to constantly looking up beautiful gardens on Pinterest.
Luckily for me, Chanel and Eric purchased their first home and it has a big backyard space. I’m hoping she’ll let me live vicariously through her landscaping endeavors, and maybe even help out with some planting. I spent a few hours scrolling and pinning to find 10 beautiful gardens on Pinterest for the inspiration files and it did not disappoint. No matter what kind of landscape you’re working with, options abound—each one more gorgeous than the next.
If like me, you’re simply dreaming of future beautiful gardens to come, Pinterest has you covered with inspo for days. As much as I loved creating vision boards with magazine cut-outs in days past, there’s nothing like Pinterest for some serious design inspiration. There are so many stunning gardens to pick from, even the world’s most avid magazine collector wouldn’t be able to keep up with the design charcuterie board that is Pinterest.
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Scroll on for 10 of the most beautiful gardens in the world!
Complete with chickens! Could you imagine the bliss? This standout garden strikes the perfect balance between being neatly manicured while still retaining a bit of aesthetic wildness. It looks like a truly liveable place.
Photo via Camille Styles
We can’t talk about dreamy gardens without including Camille’s stunning backyard. This gem of a hideaway is the ultimate retreat. it incorporates olive trees, natural stones, and more to perfectly captured the Mediterranean vibe.
photo via Home Stratosphere
Is there anything dreamier than a rose-covered garden? This standout looks like something out of a fairy tale. Everything from the covered trellis to the bench adorned with sweet pillows makes this a truly aspirational spot.
Photo via Better Homes and Gardens
Not everyone has the climate for all flora and fauna! Luckily, there are plenty of desert plants that help to create lush, stunning gardens without sapping the natural environment of its natural resources. This desert-style garden has a beautiful array of colorful plants of all shapes and textures.
Photo via Martha Stewart Living
A slightly overgrown, sweet English garden can be so utterly romantic. What makes this garden both unique and special is that they stuck to a palette of whites and greens while using different kinds of flowers to give it a natural, slightly wild aesthetic.
Photo via House and Garden UK
This magical cottage garden looks like it was dreamed up by someone writing a fantastical children’s book. The overgrown quality gives it a mysterious look, while the colorful flowers keep it cheerful and charming.
Photo via Martha Stewart
Can’t you just see yourself sipping some tea in the midst of this floral oasis? It looks simple at first glance, utilizing straight paths and modest blooms, but upon further inspection, it’s a carefully plotted dream of a garden.
Photo via Beth Lindsey Interior Design
There’s something so deeply cool about architecturally designed gardens. This one does a great job of having a really clean aesthetic that borders on the formal without being stuffy or boring. The lush white hydrangeas serve as a lovely juxtaposition to the perfectly manicured bushes.
Photo via Etsy
The vines growing on the wooden fence posts only enhances the magical sunset quality of this romantic garden. It looks like the ideal place to take a late afternoon stroll.
Photo via Refinery29
Not everyone has a yard at their disposal, but luckily roof gardens can also be special, magical, and gorgeous places. This one takes advantage of seasonal foliage to create a beautiful scene with subtle pops of color.
Photo via Artsy
Monet’s gardens are just as stunning and evocative now as they were when the famed artist first painted them. Everyone may not be lucky enough to take a trip to see them, but it’s a great place from which to take garden inspiration.
Photo via LA Dreaming
The Huntington Library Gardens are a zen retreat for anyone looking to get away for an afternoon. The beautiful greenery is lush, expansive, and serves as inspiration for anyone looking to update their garden. I could look at images of this magical place for hours and never get bored. It utilizes various kinds of landscape architecture and yet manages to have a cohesive, beautiful aesthetic that truly serves to add to the calming nature of the place.
Photo via Raisin Heart
These lily pads look like something out of Fern Gully. Gorgeous, serene, placid, and with a hint of the exotic.
Photo via Eiji Murakami
This moody and romantic garden highlights the shape and flow of the gorgeous cherry tree. It’s a natural wonder that never ceases to amaze, which is why early spring is one of the most magical times of the year.
Photo via The Planet D
Don’t overlook a tropical garden if you find yourself near the sea. This is another great example of how working with plants that are natural to the area can create a unique aesthetic without feeling limited. this lovely garden almost looks like it appeared naturally in the area.
Photo via Denis Pepin
You can’t write a list of dreamy gardens without including Versaille. It’s a world-class feat of landscape architecture that captures the era in which it was designed and never goes out of style.
This post was originally published on April 17, 2018, and has since been updated.
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