You know the gardens that are, quite literally, as pretty as a picture? These are the kinds of gardens that are symmetrically perfect, ooze elegance and reveal a true dedication to outdoor living.
This week, we’ve rounded up some of the prettiest gardens around to inspire you to give your own a little more love – or simply get out and about and enjoy alfresco living this autumn.
The courtyard garden
Featuring a large, stone alfresco terrace and perfectly manicured lawns and hedges, this gorgeous rear garden in Mosman was designed by the home owner and shows what plenty of love can do for your outdoor space.
The property is currently on the market and goes to auction this Saturday, so get in quick.
The homestead garden
This glorious homestead in the Adelaide Hills, dubbed ‘Glenhurst’, is made with local Basket Range sandstone, seamlessly connecting the property to its natural surrounds.
The front gardens are just a taster of what’s to come on the 30ha rural property that also has its very own stables -making it a dream buy for owners of horses or cattle.
The garden fit for a Federalist
This historic bluestone mansion in Fitzroy, SA, was built circa 1882 for South Australian Federalist Sir Josiah Symon.
All of the formal rooms look out to the leafy, low-maintenance botanic gardens.
The frangipani garden
Age-old frangipanis are a mainstay when you’re near the coast – and this gem in Sydney’s Palm Beach is no exception. Here the frangipanis provide a gorgeous, shaded canopy for visitors to admire.
With views overlooking Barrenjoey lighthouse and a gorgeous pool with ocean views, the home also features a free-standing two-bedroom caretaker’s quarters.
The artist lover’s garden
The beautiful gardens of this stately home in Bellevue Hill, NSW, teem with tranquility.
Leafy trees, artistic sculptures and manicured hedges make up the picture-perfect gardens, that are complemented by extensive sun-drenched alfresco entertaining terraces and covered verandahs.