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 and vegetable patches to luxurious outdoor seating areas and modern patios.
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 hot tub for the adults!
2. Concrete deck and grass
You can build a modern deck outside your house to place some comfy chairs or sofas, so you can relax while keeping an eye on the kids.
3. Large garden in slope
Add some natural stone steps built into a rockery bed to create a safe way to climb that slope garden!
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.
5. Amazing multi-level garden
There’s room for everything! You can plant some herbs or flowers, create a patio area with a dining table and a shaded area for relaxing.
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.
7. Large vegetable garden
If you have the space and the patience, start your own herb or vegetable garden and save yourself some trips to the supermarket. A vegetable garden would also look great at the corner of your small tropical garden.
8. Modern open garden
If you enjoy sunlight, make the most of it. No pergolas or garden shade; just a symmetrical, open garden with simple trees and plants.
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.
10. Classic benches
A classic addition to your garden, to sit down and relax after a long day.
11. White paint and cedar wood
The combination of these two materials and clean lines gives a contemporary look to this garden. The tall trees help provide extra privacy from neighbours.
12. Long narrow open garden
Some garden beds and stepping stones are all you need for this setup. Let your side plants grow and keep the grass neat to have a presentable rectangular garden.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Large garden with seating deck
There’s no better place to sit on a lovely afternoon than this unique circular bench. You can read a good book while keeping an eye on the children playing.
16. Flowers and trees
Or relax under a tree reading your book or playing with your kids. Nothing beats natural shade!
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. Modern side pebble decor
It’s all about finding the right materials and lighting to create a modern look in your garden. Simple planting and classic stones create the perfect low-maintenance, contemporary beds.
20. Rock arrangement
Rocks are a great way to create garden decorations with close to no maintenance.
21. Two decks
Use curved shapes to break up your large garden space and create different areas to enjoy.
22. 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.
23. Sunken seating area and bar
A modern design, perfect for gatherings with your friends.
24. Bench and 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.
25. Modern corner with fire pit
For a modern outdoor lounge, you can’t go wrong with a corner sofa and a stylish fire pit. Add wall lights and a sleek and simple flower bed to finish the look.
26. Small tea table
For a more traditional style sitting area, take your country kitchen table outside and add some simple chairs and a bench. Pop some cushions on for extra comfort.
27. Modern raised deck
A sleek staircase helps soften the slope and provides a beautiful raised deck for your outdoor meals.
28. 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.
29. Enclosed herb garden
If you have plenty of space to fill in your garden, build an enclosed herb or vegetable garden to use in your cooking and save yourself a few trips to the supermarket.
30. Large backyard with small pond
Some stepping stones and a little garden pond with a fountain are great ways to decorate your backyard.
31. Path with pergola
This side pergola covers the path so you can get some shade while taking your afternoon walks.
32. Playground in large backyard
If you’re not short of space, bring the fun of the park to your backyard by creating a playground for your children. You could add a trampoline, swing set and wendy house to keep them amused for hours.
33. Artificial grass and stepping stones
If a standard lawn is too much work, install artificial grass to keep maintenance to a minimum.
34. Pebbles and lush natives
Keep your garden natural and let it grow as it likes in your flower beds. Keep an area clear for sitting around your fire pit.
35. Well-kept entrance
Your front yard is the first thing you and your guests see when coming to your house, so it has to be really appealing. Keep your lawns, bushes and trees perfectly manicured to make a great first impression.
36. Comfy seating
When having a large, beautiful garden, maybe all you need is a simple table and comfy chairs to enjoy the space.
37. Modern patio
Use tiles with a satin finish teamed with a sleek wooden bench to create a modern patio area in your garden.
38. Garden beds and shed
Keep everything organised: your plants in raised garden beds and your tools with a small shed at the back of your garden. You could use tall plants to disguise the shed, as shown here.
39. White garden batter-sea
Use the same white colour as the fencing and garden beds to paint your shed for a light, modern garden.
40. 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 pebble garden.
41. Curves in square garden
If you have a square garden, use curved shapes in your lawn, patio and even your flower beds to make it feel more open.
42. Garden bed with seating
Make the most of your space by building benches into your raised garden beds.
43. 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.
44. Vegetable garden
For a more formal garden, add well-kept square beds and symmetrical planting to create a traditional look.
45. Wooden backyard swing
Add a wooden swing into your garden design for a comfortable place to relax and admire your beautiful garden.
46. Diagonal garden
Use triangles and right angles to help a narrow garden feel wider. The angled path helps to draw the eye around the garden rather than straight to the back.
47. 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.
48. Huge rustic deck
A large classic deck works well with a traditional house, and makes a great place for outdoor dinners with your friends or kids.
49. Modern pergola and pond
Sit back and relax here every day while looking at the lights in the water. Relaxation guaranteed.
50. 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.
51. 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!
52. 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!
53. Raised reflective garden pond pool
This rectangular water pond surely will bring light and a sense of space into your massive yard. The rills and raised water features add a dramatic touch, along with the dense areas of planting.
54. Trees and sculpted land
Using trees and paving to sculpt your large garden is a simple yet fancy and effective design. This idea can help you create a tranquil spot for relaxation, for children to play, or for a morning run.
It’s one of the best ways to make the most of your courtyard.
55. 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 bigger bug hotels, huge ponds, to name a few.
This is your chance to create your own wildlife garden!
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 ideas to transform your backyard into a multi-functional space to enjoy.
We hope our list of suggestions has inspired you to have a bit of fun with your garden and inject some of your personality to give you a unique space.Shop Rattan Garden Furniture
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