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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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1:13AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

extraordinary

1:02AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

great work

12:39AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

amazed

11:35PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

woww the pathways are great

11:20PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

those are super cool

4:32AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

totall great

4:19AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

thnk you

4:04AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

Outstanding :)

3:57AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

great list

12:35AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

radiant work

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