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Perfect Backyard Oasis

A gazebo adds a tropical-resort feel and creates a separate outdoor living area.

Meredyth Hilton of Artistic Gardens had this dining table and bench built from stainless steel and ipê to match the footbridge. The garden features only a few key plantings, grouped for maximum impact. Ornamental grasses add a sense of movement, columnar trees provide a wall of lush green and privacy, while a carpet of English ivy offers a visual break from the flagstone.

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