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8 Awe-Inspiring Gardens & Landscapes

8 Awe-Inspiring Gardens & Landscapes

Daydream worthy. Here are eight idyllic seaside gardens: simple, minimalist spaces perfect for lounging in the sun and finishing the final chapters of a summer beach read.

Above: A beach cabin on the island of Gotland, via Sandell Sandberg.

Above: Barbara Bestor designed this Venice Beach surf shack; photograph via Ye Rin Mok.

Above: The Bay Residence in Bridgehampton, New York, via Stelle Architects.

Above: The outdoor dining area of a beach house, designed by Heliotrope Architects, on Orcas Island.

Above: A single-story coastal house in Argentina via Martin Gomez Arquitectos.

Above: Landscape Architect Eric Blasen collaborated with SF-based architect Peter Pfau to renovate a 1968 beach house just footsteps away from Stinson Beach. Plants include the ornamental grass Jarava ichu and the mounded Muhlenbergia rigens. Photograph via Marion Brenner.

Above: Hotel Fasano Las Piedras in La Barra, Uruguay is located 15 minutes from the “Hamptons of South America.” Photograph via FG + SG Fotografia de Arquitectura.

Above: An outdoor terrace at the eco-resort Onar on the coast of Andros. Photograph via Onar.

Overhauling a seaside garden? See Gardenista‘s 10 Easy Perennials for the Seaside Garden.

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Gardenista is a one-stop sourcebook for cultivated living, a guide to outdoor design and gardening. Helmed by former New York Times columnist Michelle Slatalla, Gardenista features inspiration, garden visits, and advice for all things outdoor living, from patios and peonies, to tables and terraces. Gardens matter, and Gardenista celebrates tomatoes on the fire escape as much as rolling acres of green.


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2:50AM PDT on Apr 12, 2014

Thank you useful pic

12:59AM PDT on Apr 11, 2014

nice stuff thank you

12:26AM PDT on Apr 11, 2014


4:45AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

liked it

10:52PM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Pretty oasis's are a lot of work! TY

7:46PM PDT on Oct 5, 2013

Thanks..interesting,but I've seen more beautiful and inspiring gardens here.....I noticed the houses/buildings more than the gardens-as they seemed like they are center stage...if the gardens/landscapes are awe inspiring-the photographer missed the pics

9:50PM PDT on Sep 23, 2013


2:41AM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

Thank you-

3:34AM PDT on Sep 3, 2013


10:30PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013


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