43 Stunning Deck Garden Ideas [Picture Post]

Are you the type of person that loves to spend time outside? A deck garden can offer you privacy, shade, and sun. When a deck garden is growing well, it can feel like stepping right out of your home into a vacation.

43 Stunning Deck Garden Ideas [Picture Post]

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1. Water Wonderland

If you grew up around water, you know how important it can be in creating a zen atmosphere.

An infinity pool merges seamlessly with the lush greenery of a tropical landscape, flanked by towering palm trees and reflected in the water, with a solitary sun lounger on the wooden deck inviting relaxation ar 3:4

2. Symmetry In Color And Shape

Symmetry in design offers balance, harmony, and order. Symmetrical design elements create energy.

A wooden walkway leads symmetrically through vibrant green foliage, opening to a pebble-lined path in a tranquil garden ar 3:4

3. Levels And Color Combinations to Draw The Eye

White walls create a lovely space with energy. However, balance paired with levels established by trellises and pedestals creates interest.

A cozy garden nook on multiple levels bursts with color, combining rich purples, vibrant greens, and warm wooden tones, complemented by a plush purple chair under a vine-draped pergola ar 3:4

4. Country Open Air

If you already have a deck and want to make it more inviting, consider choosing a color scheme, and adding outdoor lounge furniture, pillows, and planters in that color scheme.

An outdoor deck is furnished with woven lounge furniture adorned with colorful cushions, surrounded by vibrant flowering plants and a backdrop of lush trees ar 3:4

5. Angles And Lines

Using your pathways, and lines of seating allow your garden to have a feeling that adventure is hanging in the air.

A winding red wooden pathway creates striking angles and lines as it meanders through a lush urban garden with green foliage and blooming flowers, contrasting with the straight lines of the surrounding architecture ar 3:4

6. Rustic Seating

Embracing the concentric design and adding group seating will transform an intruded upon garden into a welcoming center for group meetings.

A rustic iron table and chairs sit on a manicured lawn surrounded by a verdant array of towering ferns and tropical plants, creating an inviting outdoor dining area ar 3:4

7. Rock Gardens, Another Layering Technique

Deck gardens next to buildings can feel very impending, using a combination of plant layering, and windows between plants to see the beauty of the brick can add color.

A serene rock garden borders a wooden deck, with smooth river stones nestled among lush ferns against a textured red brick wall, enhancing the tranquil outdoor space ar 3:4

8. Deck Garden Viewing Area

People love gardens where they can look into the water and watch the fish. Similarly to the deck garden in image one, water adds a sense of serenity and movement to a garden. Especially if your garden has a pool with fish.

A wooden bridge over a tranquil pond offers a viewing area amidst a vibrant, flowering garden with a lush backdrop of dense green trees and clear blue sky ar 3:4

9. Rocks For An Understated Look

Using stones as landscaping cover will bring the hard lines of the edge of a building into a softer view in the beholder's eye. Adding a few dwarf plants breaks up the hard lines of walkways next to buildings.

Tall ornamental grasses punctuate a bed of smooth river rocks along a cobblestone pathway, against the side of a building with a brick exterior ar 3:4

10. Hanging Plants, Roots and Grounds A Garden

In a garden that is low on space, growing plants vertically is a must. A gardener uses hanging leaves and hanging plants to bring the height of the garden space to a more manageable level.

Cozy coffee table with chairs in the garden ar 3:4

11. Casual Privacy

Privacy in a garden is essential. Often a privacy fence feels very formal. It is possible to have a privacy fence and still maintain a relaxed feel to your deck garden. This feeling can be accomplished using a slat wall, and a living fence planted with creeping ivy.

A secluded outdoor seating area is achieved with a cream cushioned couch against a lattice fence overgrown with greenery, offering a sense of privacy on the wooden deck ar 3:4

12. Wandering Wonders

The mother in law or rental cottage is becoming more of the desired look. If you want your garden to feel relaxed and airy, use a-symmetry, and wandering lines.

A curved swimming pool with wandering lines nestles asymmetrically amidst a lush garden, bordered by a weathered wooden deck that leads the eye through the verdant landscape ar 3:4

13. Accents Galore

Using tulips in pots as accents have several purposes. Rodents love tulips, so keeping them in containers ensures rodents cannot eat them. The pots themselves lend color to the deck garden.

A wooden bench with vibrant patterned cushions serves as a focal point among colorful floral accents, including tulips in pots and a bright, intricately patterned outdoor rug ar 3:4

14. Separated, Open Space

In this deck garden, the levels of the ground and the deck lend to a slight idea of separation. The grass is for playing the deck is for sitting.

Two sun loungers sit under a parasol on a wooden deck surrounded by a lush garden with blooming flowers, offering a tranquil spot for relaxation and enjoyment of the natural surroundings ar 3:4

15. Pergola Formality With A Lounge

Yes, the lounge, it is understated, it doesn't draw attention. The addition of a lounge gives a touch of the formality.

Modern white outdoor loungers and a dining set are elegantly arranged on a patio, with a structured garden and a crisp white pergola overhead, creating a luxurious and serene outdoor living space ar 3:4

16. 3D Design Elements

The formal feeling for this garden comes from the seating arrangement, and the bowls on the table. The open feel of the space lends itself to be welcoming to many. It is lovely.

A 3D-rendered open-air dining area features a modern table with reflective metal and glass decor, elegant dishware, and harmonious natural elements, flanked by tropical plants and a backdrop of dense forest ar 3:4

17. Who Says Center Pieces Are Only For Tables?

A surprise element or a centerpiece that rewards their efforts to find it.

An integrated square pond with lily pads and a blooming water lily is set flush within a wooden deck, surrounded by a lush garden with varied foliage textures ar 3:4

18. Stepping Stones

Stepping stones over water remove the boundaries of a formal garden.

A meandering path of large flat stones winds through a lush garden bursting with vibrant pink azaleas, verdant greenery, and a variety of trees, creating a serene and picturesque landscape ar 3:4

19. Zen Gardens

A successful zen garden requires a few elements. Bamboo stalks and Japanese Red Maples bring a sense of the energy and effort it takes to achieve zen.

A traditional stone lantern sits among white pebbles at the base of a vivid red Japanese maple, with green bamboo and lush ferns against a wooden fence, creating a tranquil corner in a garden ar 3:4

20. Beach Themed Deck Gardens

The opening to the beach allows the movement of the waves, seagulls, and boats to swim right to your back door. While the slated fence and greenery provides a sense of privacy, you won't find on most beaches.

A luxurious wooden deck with a sun lounger overlooks a tranquil turquoise sea, bordered by lush tropical foliage and a serene private pool, inviting relaxation in a picturesque beachside setting ar 3:4

21. Ridged Formality

Ridged straight lines with fancy symmetrical designs, tall fountains and looming pedestals add to the grandeur of a formal garden. The living fence gives a sense of privacy any royal court would desire.

A classic checkerboard garden path of white marble squares and vibrant green grass is lined with an ornate statue, a traditional urn, and an elegant tiered fountain, contributing to the formal and manicured landscape design ar 3:4

22. Quaintly Romantic

Small gardens need not be stale and lack imagination. A table and two chairs will bring your garden a perception of togetherness.

Nestled in a verdant nook, a solitary wooden chair and table sit invitingly by a lattice fence overgrown with fresh greenery, creating a private and peaceful garden retreat ar 3:4

23. A Fishermans Paradise

Okay, well almost. If a man cannot spend his days on a boat catching fish, the next best thing is a beautiful, relaxing garden pond that will feel like a day on the lake.

Two dark wooden Adirondack chairs face a tranquil pond covered in lily pads, with vibrant floral landscaping in the background, situated on a wet wooden deck, suggesting a recent rainfall ar 3:4

24. Poolside Paradise

Tropical plants like banana, palms, and various tall tropical flowering plants give the instant idea of tropical paradise, while their vertical growth means more space for water play, the classic patio furniture lends shaded relaxing space.

A cozy poolside seating area with wooden chairs and a table under a cream-colored umbrella offers a tropical retreat, surrounded by lush banana leaves and other verdant plants  ar 3:4

25. Palm Roofing

Nothing says the Bahamas like palm thatching for a roof. Furniture that plays into that color scheme, and accent pillows that play with the eyes add touches of fun to a water garden. The wooden decks with potted plants bring the greenery, and water together.

A rustic wooden dock with a thatched-roof gazebo and lounging chairs extends over tranquil waters, flanked by dense greenery, offering a serene spot for relaxation and contemplation ar 3:4

26. Central Spacing

The red draws the eye to the center of this space, creating an intimacy the deck alone would not form. The plants give a  boundary line that is softer to the garden.

An urban rooftop garden with winding red wooden walkways and circular planters full of colorful flowers offers a panoramic view of a river and city skyline ar 3:4

27. Rounding Corners

If you have a long garden space round lines and rocks added to the garden help to soften and gentle your space.

A lush garden bed with a variety of ferns and greenery is set against a red brick wall, bordered by natural stones, with a smooth wooden deck in the foreground ar 3:4

28. Trimmed Hedges

Small shrubs and hedges are great for bringing the level of the garden up to your deck. Just be sure to keep them appropriately trimmed.

An intricately patterned wooden deck flows into a meticulously manicured garden with spherical shrubs and vibrant green trees, showcasing geometric landscape design ar 3;4

29. Lawn Furniture

Adding colorful lawn furniture in your deck garden is a beautiful way to create a living privacy fence and surprise your garden visitors. It also makes a lovely place for afternoon teas.

Two navy blue Adirondack chairs rest on a stone patio amidst a vibrant garden with lush ferns, purple flowers, and a backdrop of green foliage, creating a serene outdoor retreat ar 3:4

30. Garden Ponds

A water feature in your garden is a beautiful way to add appeal to your garden. Using a combination of water plants and land plants near each other brings full effect together for a deck garden.

A serene garden scene featuring a winding wooden boardwalk meandering beside a tranquil pond dotted with water lilies, surrounded by lush vegetation and tall reeds ar 3:4

31. Herringbone Pathways

As always a garden isn't all about the plants. Using Herringbone patterns or different visual shapes is a beautiful way to gift beauty to those that walk your garden paths.

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32. Shade Gardens

Shade gardens are a great idea for hot, humid climates. Adding greenery to a shaded setting makes it even more inviting.

A bohemian-style urban oasis features a cozy rattan seating area with plush cushions, a variety of potted plants, hanging greenery, and an overhead fabric canopy, creating a lush, inviting space for relaxation ar 3:4

33. Decking Lines

Using the lines of your decking to point into your garden and using small shrubs that bring the landscape up to your deck makes seamless lines.

A neatly patterned garden path of large stone tiles is complemented by manicured shrubs and flowering plants, contributing to a well-designed, symmetrical landscape ar 3:4

34. Contrasting colors

Dark patio furniture and bright accents are a classy way to dress up your deck garden.

A wicker chair with a bright red cushion sits on a deck beside a table adorned with vibrant red geraniums in ornate pots, surrounded by lush greenery for a cozy outdoor space ar 3:4

35. Birdhouses

Adding birdhouses to your deck garden helps to attract profitable wildlife, and give the eye small details to enjoy.

Tucked away in a lush garden, a charming birdhouse stands on a black pergola adorned with vivid red flowers, next to a wrought-iron table and chair set on a shaded wooden deck ar 3:4

36. Trellises

The trellises are the perfect way to help grow vertically to add privacy to your deck garden. Hammock chairs are the ideal way to relax after the hard work of tending a perfect garden space.

A wooden deck chair with colorful stripes is positioned invitingly on a grey deck, with rustic terracotta pots and garden trellises supporting climbing plants in the background, suggesting a casual garden setting ar 3:4

37. Picture perfect

Creating a space in your garden that encircles a seating area makes for great photography shoots. Who does get a slight sense of awe when the backdrop is a stone wall with a built-in fountain?

A white wrought iron table and chairs are set in a quaint garden, with vibrant red roses and blue flowers in the background, against the rustic charm of an old stone wall ar 3:4

38. Modern Edge

Clean lines and bright viewing spaces are the foundations of contemporary designs, however adding in a touch of the traditional with the pedestal table. Hedges are growing in this deck garden act as a living fence.

A modern outdoor patio with a wooden deck and pergola, two white minimalist armchairs, and a lush green lawn, bordered by neatly trimmed hedges under a clear blue sky ar 3:4

39. Lacking Indoor Space?

If you lack indoor hosting space, a deck garden is a great place to host friends and enjoy the weekend. A large table in the middle of the planted area is excellent for a concentric gathering place. A selection of flirty flowers brightens the space.

A wooden patio set consisting of a table and six chairs is arranged on a lush green lawn, providing an inviting outdoor dining area adjacent to a brick home with climbing shrubs ar 3:4

40. Rustic Benches

Some times the rustic patio furniture is the perfect addition to make a deck garden and water feature a comfortable seating area.

An ornate metal garden bench and matching table sit on a wooden platform by a serene pond, amidst a lush green landscape, inviting quiet reflection or a peaceful outdoor break ar 3:4

41. Retaining Wall Love

Building a retaining wall is no small feat, but when itis finished the levels of depth, it gives to a patio garden is impressive.

A comfortable outdoor dining set with plush chairs and a large umbrella is set on a cobblestone patio, surrounded by blooming lavender and lush greenery, perfect for a garden gathering ar 3:4

42. Seating Arrangments

A lot of gardens offer single person chairs in a garden space. Love seats interspersed gives an air of romance to your patio garden.

Wooden garden benches sit on a flagstone patio amidst lush landscaping with vibrant pink flowers and cascading greenery, creating a serene and picturesque outdoor retreat ar 3:4

43. Simplicity

Simplicity is a modern deck garden's bread and butter, clean lines and a simple color palette braid the contemporary order, and form together.

Backyard cozy patio area with wicker furniture set ar 3:4

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