The Most Beautiful Backyard Garden Ideas and Outdoor Spaces You’ll Love

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If all the possibilities of hosting real-life people in your home has you scrolling Instagram and Pinterest for DIY backyard projects, backyard garden ideas, and al fresco décor — you’re not alone. Perhaps you’re considering a pre-wedding event or even an actual backyard wedding! Or maybe the wedding just passed (congrats!) and you’re ready to take on a new project together. Whatever the case, our team here at GWS loves to ooh and ahh at beautiful backyards and we just had to share some of our favorites.

Below, we’re sharing some of the most beautiful backyard garden ideas on the internet. We know because we are literally looking at dreamy backyards all the time. There’s just something about having a cozy outdoor space where you can escape without ever leaving your home. Ready to get inspired?

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Backyard Garden with Raised Beds

backyard garden raised bedsOf all the backyard garden ideas, an edible garden is an exciting way to go. Urban gardening is on the rise and thankfully, there are several resources to help your garden grow — even for beginners! This dreamy garden is from the book Kitchen Garden Revival by Nicole Burke. Nicole is also the founder of Gardenary, a coaching resource for your kitchen garden. Culinary landscaping, anyone?

photo via @gardenaryco by @erickelley

Backyard Greenhouse Retreat

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If you dream of having a space to cultivate your plant friends, a greenhouse is in your backyard is heaven on earth. And if you think you can’t design and build one in your own backyard, East Nashville Greenhouse proves it’s possible.

photo via @luckyandi and @eastnashgreenhouse

Good to Grow

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Cultivating a garden takes patience, but how stunning — and delicious — is the reward!

photo via @theherbanhen

Stock Tank Pool for a Small Space

backyard patio ideasYou don’t need a massive backyard to create your own little getaway. This DIY painted and installed a stock tank pool with a wrap deck and is small but mighty!

photo via @brimoysa of Emerson Grey Designs

Cozy Black Adirondaks

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Here’s another DIY backyard we love. You’ll never believe the before and afters! If renovating a backyard to create your dream space sounds up your alley, you can’t go wrong with chic high-quality Adirondack chairs around a fire pit.

photo via @jennasuedesign for more: Riverside Retreat Backyard Reveal

Moroccan-Inspired Pool Nights

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The true definition of lounging by the pool! We love bringing in those boho vibes, and the Moroccan influence makes it nearly perfect.

photo via @skovbon // Skovbon Shop

Boho Patio with Tropical Blooms

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What could be better than bohemian prints surrounded by lush, tropical plants?

photo via @lindsaydotart

Whimsical Backyard Escape

colorful backyard garden idea with poolTap into some nostalgia and create the backyard of your childhood dreams — with an elevated twist. Give us all the color and all the fun! And yes, we found that tropical flamingo pool float as well!

photo via @desertdelightphoto // Delight in the Desert

Zen Meets Chic with a Backyard Shower

chic minimalist backyard outdoor showerMinimal perfection. And with that shower?! Yes, please. (PS: You can rent this space on Airbnb!!)

photo by Stephanie of styling by @gabrielalimliving for @staycasabotanica

California Cool Backyard Goals

boho backyard garden white chairs fire pitMolly of Almost Makes Perfect rounds out our list of the dreamiest backyard ideas! It’s the plants and the chairs and the firepit for us. AKA, there is nothing not to love here.

photo via @almostmakesperfect

For more backyard ideas, these boho patio spaces are SO good.