THE 2021 ULTIMATE LANDSCAPING INSPIRATION GUIDE

Modern landscape design In Atlanta

Written by Liam Barnes

October 10, 2021

The 59 Best Landscaping Inspiration Blogs, Influencers, Instagram Accounts, Historical Sites, Magazines & Websites


A Nice Pool Area With A Clean And Fresh Surrounding
Source: @defintionlandscapes

As the trend for home renovations continues to build – literally and figuratively – the need for design inspiration is becoming as much of a necessity as baking flour during quarantine (banana bread anyone?).

Surfing the web for backyard patio ideas for countless hours can be a tirelessly monotonous task, especially when one would rather be enjoying said backyard as we welcome the warmer months ahead. 

Below, we’ve curated the ultimate list of all the best landscape design inspiration out there – from blogs and home improvement publications you should already be reading, to follow-worthy Instagram accounts to spark some creativity, to down-right gorgeous historical sites around the world that pay homage to nature.  

So sit back, relax and scroll as you envision your new backyard, garden, patio, and/or all of the above. 

BEST LANDSCAPING BLOGS THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR RADAR

If you live in the city:

66 Square Feet
With a focus on gardening and landscaping content for small outdoor spaces and urban rooftops, this blog (and subsequent cookbook) was first inspired by the blogger’s (Marie Viljoen) first terrace in Brooklyn, NY.

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Homestead Brooklyn
Inspiration for city dwellers to become more attuned with nature, this modern landscaping blog features gardening inspo for the outdoors and indoors, “plant swaps” and low cost living.

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Urban Greenery 

A visual tumblr blog that celebrates plants in various cities, with content submitted from city dwellers.
If you’re passionate about gardening blogs and DIY: 

A Way To Garden
A horticulture inspiration source for all things organic gardening courtesy of Margaret Roach. This blog features a podcast, how-to’s, recipes, and garden FAQs. 

Birds and Blooms 
A great resource for gardening tips and backyard DIY projects, this blog offers a plethora of ideas – from creating your own outdoor bird bath to hanging a tire planter. 

Atlanta Blog
Source: Birds & Blooms

Cold Climate Gardenings
For those that live in challenging cold or short season climates, this blog is for you. A resource for gardening, hardscaping, and other outdoor projects, this blog understands and helps one cope with any cold weather pains.

Atlanta Blog Landscape
Source: Cold Climate Gardenings

Dirt Simple
Authored by Deborah Silver of Deborah Silver & Co Inc, this blog is seen through her artistic lens and combines her inspiring, modern landscape design projects with her horticulture knowledge.

Modern Landscape Design
Source: Dirt Simple

DogwoodDays
Curated by Nic, a freelance writer and editor for Gardeners’ World Magazine, this blog’s content includes her own personal garden and cropping adventures to how to grow your own fruits and veggies.

Farmington Gardens

Calling all flower and house plant lovers, this blog is perfect for you. Content topics vary from why house plants are important for your home and your health to how to care for your air plants.

Farmside

This blog is full of gardening content – including garden how-to’s and must visits.

Garden Rant

A playful blog that features categories such as “shut up and dig” and “feed me.”

Gardenzine
From garden design to landscaping DIY projects to plant care, this site was first published in 2006 by garden designer and lecturer in horticulture, Julie Kilpatrick.

Homescopes

Whether you’re looking for raised bed gardening examples or ways to attract more birds with inspiring birdhouses, this resource has you covered. 

Landscape Design by Lee
All things horticulture, this blog is filled with tons of inspiration for general gardening ideas and tips, landscape design, planting and more. 

Natural Gardening
This blog is inspired by observations in nature and gardening that will help you tap into your creative side. As an added bonus, it also provides tips for growing vegetables all year round.

Beautiful Plant Boxes With Newly Planted Seedlings.
Image: Homescopes

Pith & Vigor
A beautifully curated blog created by Rochelle Greayer, a designer of hospitality properties and private gardens all over the world.  Categories include garden design and style ideas, as well as inspiration and trends. 

The Dirt Diaries 
An award winning blog that inspired a book as well – definitely check out Lynn Hunt’s book for some inspirational and charming garden content (photos included!)

Pretty And Fresh Pink Roses, Well Taken Of By Expert Gardeners.
Source: The Dirt Diaries

The Herb Cottage
A source for herb and garden knowledge, Cindy provides readers with a plethora of content from growing and gardening to healthy recipes. 

The Impatient Gardener
Established in 2009, Erin provides inspirational and educational tips and tricks for real- life gardeners. Her blog has also been featured on Houzz, Birds & Bloom Magazine and published in Luxury Magazine – to name a few!

A Very Nice-Looking Garden
Source: The Impatient Gardener

If you need landscape inspiration and additional advice from the best landscape design companies across the country: 

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While you may already be familiar with the best landscaping company in Atlanta (according to our unbiased opinion), keep checking in periodically as we have a ton more lawn care and landscaping design inspiration, expert advice and tidbits to come!

Backyard Landscape Ideas
Features an array of design inspiration for one’s backyard (go figure), patio, landscape lights, water features, plants, gardening and more. 

Borst Landscape & Design Blog 
Curated by local experts in New Jersey, this blog houses content that ranges from lawn care and landscaping advice for spring outdoor entertaining to seasonal flower planting design ideas. 

Deep Rooted Designs
Not only does this blog provide sustainability tips, but content includes design ideas for lawn treatment, gardening, landscaping and construction.

Beautifully Designed Exterior Of A Home
Source: Deep Rooted Designs

Eden
Offers services in lawn care and landscaping made simple. This site features in-depth guides that help address all your lawn care and landscaping needs – even snow removal!

Greenpal

A hub of industry forward landscape design inspiration and educational information, this site provides how-to guides as well as homeowner tips. 

Green Impressions Blog 
Provides lawn care and landscaping solutions for Cleveland, Ohio, with blog topics that include simple design ideas, home maintenance, healthy lawn, landscape lighting and more. 

Hanselman Landscape and Gardens
A landscaping and design service based in Pennsylvania, the “Gardener’s Journal” provides local tips for caring for your garden/outdoor spaces and includes key visuals for inspiration. 

A Landscaping And Design Service Based In Pennsylvania
Source: Hanselman Landscape & Garden

Level Green Landscaping 
Based in Maryland, this landscaping design company houses educational advice and visual enhancement solutions on its blog. 

Neave Group Landscaping 
The Neave Way Blog offers a plethora of tips for all your landscaping needs, including pool design, lawn care, and outdoor decor. The company provides landscaping services to the Hudson Valley, Westchester, Connecticut and New York City areas. 

Outdoor Home Living 
A landscaping and design service in Texas, this blog offers backyard and outdoor design inspiration, as well as tips and tricks from local experts. 

A Landscaping And Design Service In Texas
Source: Outdoor Home Living

Picture Perfect Lawn and Landscape 

Picture Perfect Lawn and Landscape 
They not only provide picturesque lawn and landscape services for the residents of Waco, Texas but they also showcase clever ideas for adding visual interest to your outdoor spaces (including some videos too).

Picturesque Lawn And Landscape In Waco, Tx
Source: Picture Perfect Lawn & Landscape

Salisbury Landscaping
This blog features inspo for family friendly features for outdoor play to design ideas for corner lots, to name a few.

Vibrant Sunflowers By Salisbury Landscaping
Source: Salisbury Landscaping

The Lazy Gardener
Perfect for those looking for low maintenance, but still stylish landscape design inspo, tips, and rants.

Stylish Landscape Design By The Lazy Gardener
Source: The Lazy Gardener

Unique Landscapes
Paradise worthy content includes photo and video galleries of design ideas for landscaping and pools, courtesy of local experts from Arizona. 


Yardzen

Featuring ideas for beautiful, yet functional outdoor spaces, this blog is chalk full of design tips/inspo to help you rethink your outdoor space.

Beautiful, Yet Functional Outdoor Spaces By Yardzen
Source: Yardzen

If you’re interested in becoming a professional landscape designer: 

Land8
Landscape Architects Network is a social network for architects all around the world. Not only is it a vital resource for design ideas, but also provides a ton of content for its users as well as forums for networking and asking questions.

Architectural Design By Land8
Source: Land8

BEST HISTORICAL PLACES WITH STUNNING LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE


Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Originally founded in 1910, this urban botanic garden beautifully connects people to the world of plants.

Beautifully Urban Botanic Garden By Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Source: Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

The Highline
This public park resides on a historic freight line elevated above Manhattan’s West Side in New York City. The inspirational blog features seasonally timed posts, plant features to promote greenscaping, interviews and more. 

Greenscape At Nyc By The Highline
Source: The Highline

Longwood Gardens 

One of the most well-known gardens in the world, this blog helps further connect people with nature. 

Amazing Plant-Root By Longwood Gardens
Source: Longwood Gardens

Wollerton Old Hall Garden

Deemed as one of England’s finest, this garden features 4 acres of inspirational imagery full of vibrancy and color.

Source: Wollerton Old Hall Garden
Source: Wollerton Old Hall Garden

BEST LANDSCAPING INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING NOW

@adamrobinsondesign
A multi-award winning landscape and exterior design firm all the way from the UK, this feed showcases sophisticated outdoor lifestyle inspiration, such as gardening and planting. 

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@debbytenquist
Debby of Botanica Trading shares beautiful and inspiring garden and landscaping content, including her bespoke textile designs (in case you were interested in home interiors as well).

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@cleverboom
Perfect for all you outdoor AND indoor plant lovers – this blog offers daily plant inspiration and decor. 

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@definitionlandscape
Features premium landscape design and construction to suit any lifestyle (because who doesn’t need a pizza oven in their backyard right?)

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@harrisonslandscaping
Specializes in landscape design, construction, and even pools! Featured in publications such as Belle, Vogue Living, InsideOut, Home Beautiful, Outdoor Design & living, The Daily Telegraph and TV shows such as Grand Designs Australia.

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@jamiedurie
A landscape designer, influencer, horticulturist, environmentalist and furniture designer, Jamie’s projects include globally recognized projects for hotels, resorts and residences. He has also authored books, including “100 Gardens” and “Patio: Garden Design and Inspiration.”

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@janiceparkerjpla
Janice is an award-winning landscape architect and influencer, author of “Designing A Vision” and has been featured in a variety of media outlets including Elle Décor, Architectural Digest and The New York Times.

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@jenssuccs
If succulents are your thing, this feed is for you. Jen is not only a landscaping and houseplant enthusiast, but she’s been featured in publications such as House Beautiful and The Los Angeles Times.

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@nycgardendesign
Amber Freda’s feed is perfect for any commercial or residential outdoor design inspo, as she specializes in rooftops, terraces, backyards and courtyards. 

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@mahan_rykiel
A great source for landscape architecture and the benefits of landscaping and urban design, this firm has an impressive roster of clients including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Lotte World II in Seoul, Korea.

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@nickbailey365
Nick is a garden maker and consultant, and this feed not only exemplifies his beautiful work but highlights some special florals as well.

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@outdoorestablishments
A modern and aesthetically pleasing feed, this account highlights all the design and inspiration you need for landscaping, pools, and horticulture.

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@sharonsantoni
Content showcases the exquisite taste of authentic french living. Sharon is the author of ‘My French Country Home’, ‘My Stylish French Girlfriends.’

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BEST LANDSCAPING MAGAZINES YOU SHOULD BE READING

Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens 
As the 4th best selling magazine in the US, this magazine specializes in homes, cooking, gardening, crafts, healthy living, decorating and entertaining. The outlet’s online gardening section is full of daily ideas and inspiration, as well as fun DIY projects.

Fine Gardening 
Provides insight and advice for your region and garden. Their website features a ton of content, including the outlet’s podcast, a “garden photo of the day,” how-to’s, a plant guide, and more.

Gardenista
One of our favorites on this list, Gardenista was started in 2012 as the “definitive guide to stylish outdoor spaces.” This online publication features some of the best outdoor design ideas – from gardening 101, expert tips, to product roundups. 

House Beautiful 
Perfect for home decor and gardening inspiration and ideas, this magazine has been around for a while having first started in 1896. 

House & Garden 
This UK publication features the latest exterior and interior design ideas, lifestyle inspiration, and food recipes. 

Total Landscape Care 

An online resource for all your landscaping needs – from small garden advice to ideas for creating immersive architectural designs for your commercial or residential needs. Source: House Beautiful


That rounds up our list of the best landscaping design ideas for 2020. We hope you enjoyed reading up on these landscaping and gardening blogs and it has left you feeling truly inspired.

If you’d like to make some of these design ideas a reality – please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would be more than happy to help you elevate the appearance of your current home, save you time and money, and curate a custom design plan to fit any and all of your needs. 

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