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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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11:14AM PDT on Apr 11, 2015

Gorgeous. A lot flasher than I was expecting.

12:29AM PDT on Mar 10, 2015

Wow... Thanks for sharing

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amazing work

12:13AM PDT on Nov 1, 2014

nice pic so lovely..............

12:01AM PDT on Oct 30, 2014

Very good. Thanks.

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