Backyard design guide

Glam up your backyard with inspiration from these amazing landscaping and design ideas

5 dream vacations in your own backyard

Channel your favorite vacation spot in your garden with these dreamy design ideas

Photo by Art Gray; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel


Add a poolside shower

A soothing spray, backed by yuccas, cycads, and other lush plants, is within easy reach of the pool in Greg Sanchez’s backyard garden. Teak boards mask plumbing, and slotted boards on the floor drain into a hidden shower pan. Design: Greg Sanchez, GDS Designs, Los Angeles ( or 323/466-4266)


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