Landscaping

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from English Conservatories

It took four years to build Joseph Paxton’s Great Conservatory at Chatsworth in Derbyshire and when it was completed in 1840 it was the largest …

Houses

Best Curb Appeal 2017: Katharine Webster’s San Francisco Street Corner

The winner of the 2017 Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Curb Appeal project is Katharine Webster Landscape Architect for her Lush and Urban …

San Francisco

Palette & Paints: 8 Colorful Exterior Stains

We’ve already polled the members of the Gardenista Architect/Designer Directory to find the best in Exterior Paint colors to help you make one of the …

Houses

21 Inspiring Lawn-Free Yards

Zen retreat<p>This Palo Alto, CA front yard was designed be a point of interest for anyone passing by. Landscape designer Chris Jacobson kept mostly to …

Home Decorating

This DIY trellis doubles as a lush private oasis with seating

Looking for ways to spruce up your yard with some nifty DIY outdoor furniture? This wooden trellis, built by Notcot‘s Jean Aw and Shawn Sims, is a …

Lifestyle

Little Hidden Luxuries: Secret Outdoor Spaces in the City

One of the things I love most about living in New York is catching little glimpses of outdoor spaces — somebody's patio or rooftop garden, little …

Manhattan

7 Outdoor Decor Trends We’re Seeing Everywhere

Summer Outdoor Decorations<p>Summer is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean if you haven’t decorated for this season it’s too late. There’s plenty of …

Etsy

18 ideas for small gardens in unused spaces of your home

If you want to make the best use of unused spaces in your house, growing a small garden at home is a great idea! We are happy to share ideas of small …

Interior Design

Bartram's Garden

The oldest surviving botanic garden in the United States.<p>Founded by self-taught Quaker naturalist John Bartram in 1728, Bartram’s Garden in …

Culture

The simplest way to make an outdoor water feature

Plants in a water feature add interest and encourage wildlife<p><b>Question: "</b>How can I make a water feature in a bowl for my outdoor space?"<p><b>DIY expert, Jo</b> …

Water

Scotland's Mysterious Garden of Cosmic Speculation

<i>(Image: Flexdream. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Scotland)</i><p>Some gardens are functional while others are merely decorative, but Charles Jencks’s …

3 steps to transform your garden from day to night

Follow these top tips on how to update your outdoor space with minimal effort so you're always garden party ready!<p>As summer begins to wind down, we …

CBC Life

Summer is still in full swing, but it is fleeting. That anxiety is just the impetus we need to starting sending out the invites for chic celebrations …

S'Mores

Para-public sculpture garden launching in Off-Island

A little-known private sculpture garden in Vaudreuil-Dorion is opening its doors this Sunday for the first in a series of public programs designed to …

Quebec

Best Amateur Garden 2017: A Backyard Cabana in Omaha by Andrew Tatreau

The winner of the 2017 Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Amateur Landscape is Andrew Tatreau for his Nebraska Cabana in Omaha.<p>The project was …

Drew Barrymore

Lawn Fungus - How to Recognize and Remedy It

Patchy, brown grass is one of many signs that can point to a lawn fungus. Get to know what else to look for—and how to treat each—with this …

Gardening

Grill, Smoke, Raclette, and More with the Tole Garden Fire K60

A while back we did a post on wood burning fire pits to make your backyard the ultimate summer relaxation spot. Today we’re here to introduce you to …

BBQ

Yardsmart: Try dramatic black bamboo in your garden | Miami Herald

The ebony stems of black bamboo are the perfect accent for that Asian-inspired garden you've dreamed of. This amazingly architectural plant bears all …

Lifestyle

Valley Views: A Landscape Among the Treetops in Portola Valley, CA

In Portola Valley, California—a forested, wealthy enclave just south of San Francisco, architect Malcolm Davis set to work expanding a midcentury …

Architecture

15 cheap but effective garden fence ideas

While we Filipinos tend to like fences with pointy, jagged things at the end of them to dissuade suspicious folks from trying anything disagreeable, …

A Gallery of Green: Japanese Gardens

The Pleasures of Gardens<p>Japan’s garden tradition dates back over 1,500 years. While some spaces, such as those found at Buddhist temples, remain in …

Japan

The Berkshire home with the ultimate treehouse in the garden

Springdale boasts a garden ideal for keeping the whole family entertained.<p>Situated close to leafy south Ascot and Sunninghill village, Springdale is …

Houses

6 great ideas for your home's outdoor areas

Outdoor spaces are great at not only making your home look more aesthetically pleasing but also serving as a blank canvas where you can explore your …

Interior Design

Before & After: Encino home throws off its inhibitions and becomes a party animal

For a 7,200-square-foot property, the Encino house that developer Maxim Cherniavsky bought in 2015 felt cramped and cloistered.<p>“The first time I saw it, it was 1 p.m. on a sunny day, but we still needed to turn the lights on,” Cherniavsky said. “The main entrance was hidden in a forest of trees. It …

Houses

The outdoor living room in this Kirkwood home is an absolute stunner

The centerpiece is a striking, sleek double-sided gas fireplace with a Realstone surround.

St. Louis

Benefits of Attracting Birds

It can be a lot of work to attract backyard birds, but doing so can offer many benefits beyond just enjoying backyard visitors.<p>Benefits of Backyard …

Gardening

Trending on Gardenista: The Effortless Garden

This week on Gardenista: the before/after backyard of a favorite designer, what Parisian florists know, and more.<p>More Gardenista:<p>10 Garden Ideas to …

Home

6 Secret Gardens in London No One Knows About

Despite the common misconception that London is gray and un-environmentally friendly, it is, in fact, one of the greenest cities in the world. With …

London

Hungry for s'mores? Check out these awesome fire pit deals

September is fast approaching, and the days are getting shorter and shorter. However, that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away those shorts and …

S'Mores

An Elegant Afternoon on the Lawn

Savor the warmth of friendship with a flavorful luncheon served during a day of croquet. The summer social unfolds blissfully on verdant carpets of …

Recipes