Gardens Are for Living! Sunken outdoor conversation pit with gorgeous landscaping. It reminds me of my years living in a house in the hills of Southern California.

Required Reading: Gardens Are for Living by Judy Kameon

When you consider a little backyard in your house, it is clear to run out of ideas on how best to design it. You will definitely think of amazing patio ideas. Hope you liked the patio tips for backyard supplied in this report.

Built-in Seating

Backyard in California designed by Molly Wood Garden Design © Trina Roberts - like the sail shade and simplicity of the seating area as well as the planting.

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Built-in garden seating is a great option if you don't want to take furniture in and out of storage during the year

Take a tour of this Arts and Crafts house in the West Midlands

Gorgeous planting combined with rendered wall. Also looks ok with fairly bog standard fencing

Contemporary hardwood benches built into a white rendered, walled seating/patio area Stonemarket: Garden range: Natural Stone: Trustone Fellstyle

blue stone tiles in a "honed" finish - proposed for exterior walkway & porch addition : concept includes cladding the facade too

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I'm making a new raised bed with small trees, I like the bushes planted around them

olive trees in courtyard. Evergreen, soft grey tones, hardy and easily shaped. My husband really wants one of these in our garden so he can have an "on-tap" supply of olives and a reminder of my Italian roots.

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Easy garden transformations

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Fentiman Road, Vauxhall   Built in benches and pergola

Fentiman Road, Vauxhall - contemporary - Patio - London - Emmett Russell Architects - Realistically the outdoor dining space is about what we have to play with! Maybe need a demountable table just for parties?