Large Garden Design Ideas and Landscape Inspirations

If you have a large and long garden, it can be difficult deciding the best way to make the most of your space. So, we’ve compiled a list of large garden ideas to help you fill your backyard. From simple planting ideas to luxurious BillyOh garden furniture, we’ve got you!

1 . Grass and trees

A simple, open garden can be great for family life. Plenty of space for the kids to play and maybe even enough room for a 4 6 inflatable hot tub for the adults!

Semi sloped large backyard covered with healthy lawn and is surrounded by trees and shrubberies
Image Credit: Pxhere

2. Concrete deck and grass

You can build a modern deck outside your house to place some comfy rattan sofas. Such additions will allow you and the guests to relax and unwind while keeping an eye on the kids.

Concrete pool decking and lawn edging combination
Image Credit: Flickr, Decorative Concrete Kingdom

3. Large garden on a slope

Add some natural stone steps built into a rockery bed to create a safe way to climb that sloping garden!

Sloped large garden with massive tiered plants display
Image Credit: Pxhere

4. Garden living room

You can watch a movie here or spend an afternoon reading. No matter the use, it’s great to have a small, cosy place in your garden, such as a log cabin, that’s safe from the weather.

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Long, rectangular patio living room with fireplace
Image Credit: Sarah Galloway

5. Amazing multi-level garden

There’s room for everything! You can plant some herbs or flowers and create a patio area with a dining table and a shaded area for relaxing. Consider these garden shade ideas for inspiration!

6. Colourful garden bed

Nothing brightens up your garden more than a colourful flower bed. Get creative with the shape to break up a large garden space.

Colourful garden bed with variety of roses
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

7. Large vegetable garden

If you have space and patience, grow fresh produce and save yourself some trips to the local markets. A vegetable garden would also look great at the corner of your small tropical garden ideas.

Large vegetable garden path
Image Credit: Flickr, JR P

8. Modern open garden

If you enjoy sunlight, make the most of it. No pergolas or garden shade ideas. Just a symmetrical, open garden with simple trees and plants.

Modern and square open garden
Image Credit: Mark

9. Deck and garden room

A place for sitting and chatting, a place for lying in the sun and an extended outdoor living space. It’s all about how you make the most out of the space. For one, furnish it with rattan garden furniture and a garden sun umbrella for shade.

Garden rooms on the deck
Image Credit: Flickr, Nicolás Boullosa

10. Classic garden bench

A classic addition to your garden to sit down and relax after a long day.

BillyOh Windsor Traditional Bench - 2 Seater
BillyOh Windsor Traditional Bench – 2 Seater

11. Small, low-maintenance garden beds

Raised garden beds will bring a new look to your garden. Keep it simple with low-maintenance plants and artificial grass for an easy transformation. 

Low maintenance garden bed
Image Credit: Pxhere

12. Shade and sunlight

With a large garden, you can divide the area into different spaces for different uses. You could create seating areas in both the sun and the shade so you’ve always got somewhere to relax.

Open garden with huge lined trees
Image Credit: Flickr, Thomas Quine

13. Large garden with seating deck

There’s no better place to sit on a lovely afternoon than comfy sun loungers. You can read a good book while keeping an eye on the children playing.

Large decking with lounger seating and a lake view
Image Credit: Pxhere

14. Flowers and trees

Or relax under a tree reading your book or playing with your kids. Nothing beats natural shade!

Trees and flowers landscape
Image Credit: Wonderlane

15. Slope turned two-level garden

Once a slope in the backyard, with some work, now it’s a classy two-level backyard with a little grass to lay down or for the kids to play on.

16. Modern garden with fireplace

For a luxurious, modern seating area, add an outdoor fireplace to keep you warm in the evenings and some comfortable, stylish chairs. 

Enclosed outdoor living room with modern fireplace
Image Credit: Rawpixel

17. Rock arrangement

Rocks are a great way to create garden decorations with close to no maintenance.

Rock garden pond arrangement with boulders
Image Credit: Rawpixel

18. Modern black pergola

Use black for your pergola and fencing to add a modern touch to your seating area. Add some hanging lights so you can still sit out in the evenings.

19. Sunken seating area and bar shed

A modern design, perfect for gatherings with your friends. 

20. Wooden bench and a path

Add a winding path to divide up the space and draw your attention around the garden. Place a bench halfway along so you can rest on those hot summer days.

Timber log bench along the pathway
Image Credit: Pxhere

21. Modern corner with fire pit

For a modern outdoor lounge, you can’t go wrong with rattan corner pieces and stylish garden fire pit ideas. Add wall lights and a sleek and simple flower bed to finish the look. 

22. Small tea table

For a more traditional style sitting area, take your country kitchen table outside. Then add some simple chairs and a bench. Pop some garden chair cushions on for extra comfort.

Wooden bistro chair with matching round coffee table - with a view of the courtyard
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23. Table and L-shaped couch

Use raised flower beds and walls to create defined areas in your garden space. This works perfectly in this example, to provide a comfortable seating area to relax and a separate cosy dining space to eat your meals al fresco. 

Rattan Effect 5-Seater Corner Sofa & Table Set
Rattan Effect 5-Seater Corner Sofa & Table Set

24. Path with pergola

This side pergola covers the path so you can get some shade while taking your afternoon walks.

Long garden path covered with vine-covered wooden pergola
Image Credit: Pxhere

25. Playground in large backyard

If you’re not short of space, bring the fun of the park. Take a cue from these garden play area ideas! Consider adding a trampoline, swing set and Bunny playhouse to keep them amused for hours.

Children's playground with a huge yellow slide
Image Credit: Pxhere

26. Comfy seating

When having a large, beautiful garden, maybe all you need is a simple table and comfy chairs to enjoy the space.

BillyOh Minerva 7 Seater Rattan Sofa Set
BillyOh Minerva 7 Seater Rattan Sofa Set

27. Narrow garden with fountain

The soothing sound of running water is a great way to relax. Plus, a stone fountain brings added charm to your pebbled garden.

The Alnwick Garden : A Private Circle In The Walled Garden
Image Credit: Geograph UK

28. Long garden with round shapes

Round shapes help a long, narrow garden feel wider. The shiny, metal lawn borders give this garden a contemporary look. 

Shrubs trimmed in round shapes
Image Credit: Flickr, Tatters

29. Wooden backyard swing

Add a wooden swing into your garden design for a comfortable place to relax and admire your beautiful garden.

Two kids hopping on the wooden swing in the backyard
Image Credit: Pxhere

30. Corner spot and waterfall

Grey is a popular choice for a modern look both inside and outside of the house. The grey sofa, patio and waterfall, paired with the white path and cushions, give this garden a cosy but contemporary feel. 

31. Modern pergola and pond

Sit back and relax here every day while looking at the lights in the water. Relaxation guaranteed.

Water pergola at Jardin Yitzhak Rabin
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

32. Moroccan courtyard

Red tones look great in the sunlight and under the moonlight too. Use bold colours for the floor tiles and wall to give your garden a Moroccan feel. 

Moroccan villa courtyard
Image Credit: Pxhere

33. Use a variety of colours and patterns for the plants

Have a look at this large garden. It has a great use of colour and patterns for the flowers, broken up in patches on vibrant colours.

It lines the path perfectly, making your guests, neighbours, and even passerby happy to pass through!

34. The beauty of living walls

Living walls are becoming more popular in garden designs, particularly in large gardens. If you want to embrace vertical planting and create drama in your space, this concept is perfect for you!

A living wall
Image Credit: Flickr, mksfca

35. Don’t forget wildlife

Always consider the impact your outdoor space has on wildlife. Owning a large garden means you have the perk of creating a bigger bug house, and huge ponds, to name a few. This is your chance to create your own wildlife garden!

Backyard with bird house and feeders
Image Credit: Pxhere


Large gardens don’t have to be boring, plain spaces with a simple lawn and standard flower beds around the edge. From curved lawns to modern patio areas, hopefully, we’ve given you some inspiration.

If the space allows for more, why not add a garden office or workshop sheds? Or upgrade your gardening endeavour with a full-sized aluminium greenhouse!

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