Backyard design guide

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

Stylish garden designs

Tour some of our favorite gardens in the West for stylish designs you can use in your own yard

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Malibu

5 dream vacations in your own backyard

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

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After: Space savored

How to create an all-family outdoor lounge

A family turns its unused backyard into a place to eat, drink, and play all year

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Outdoor living area

Chic backyard on a shoestring

Glam out your backyard without breaking the bank

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Grid

6 modern garden art designs

What happens when hard (pavement) meets soft (plantings) in your yard? Modern art you can walk on

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Embrace emptiness

7 ways to design a garden of tranquility

Japanese design principles and a beachy L.A. vibe unite in a serene backyard sanctuary

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Stress-relieving garden

Stress-busting garden

Take a tour of a clever Santa Fe garden designed for tranquility

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Shady patio

Country cool gravel patio design

A circular patio in California's Alexander Valley embraces its shade tree. Get 5 design secrets that make it work

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Southwest getaway

Create a wild retreat

Get ideas for your own mini wilderness from this tucked-away patio in Arizona

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Design

Garden escape

This backyard is a vacation in itself –– complete with road trips. See why it works

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Courtyard garden

Design a courtyard retreat

Serenity reigns inside this garden in Montecito, Calif. See the details that make it work

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