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Tranquil City Garden

Instead of a cottage, splurge on a backyard.

The fences in this urban backyard have latticed panels to encourage the growth of climbing flowers between classically detailed pilasters. Teak benches are reproductions of a design by the British architect Edwin Lutyens. The raised stone terrace is planted with graceful linden trees, forming a hedge on stilts and a backdrop to the view from the terrace. Clipped boxwood shrubs and climbing hydrangea bushes bring structure to the space.

See more of this yard in our Gorgeous Gardens photo gallery, plus see more Inspiring Backyards.

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