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9 Stunning Gardens And Landscapes From Real Homes

These beautiful plantscapes and outdoor areas will inspire you to create your own, whether you live in a sprawling house or tiny condo!

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Photography: Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photo)

Once we’ve finished moving in and decorating a new home, the backyard (or balcony!) is often an afterthought, left bare and lifeless.

But a home—and the homeowners—can definitely benefit from having a garden, as live plants can enhance your wellbeing, improve air quality, and beautify your space. Here are some gardening and landscaping ideas from big and small Real Homes to help you get started:

Artsy outdoor area


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Artist Jeng Cabrera also loves (and sells) plants, so she combines her two passions in this outdoor area that is also her workspace. It’s a lush and relaxing spot where she can paint, and also check on her potted wonders.

READ: A Small Space Turned Into An Artistic, Two-Storey Family Home

Bonsai backyard


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Dik and Angie are self-confessed homeowners who are “mahilig sa halaman,” and regularly go to UP Diliman to buy plants. One of their backyard creations is this bonsai garden, which is shielded from harsh sun by a net.

READ: 10 Big And Small Garden Ideas With Unique Touches

Rustic pavilion


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This tropical compound in Botolan, Zambales, is a sanctuary for Mina and her family. Some of the unique touches of the sprawling garden are the charming pavilions in different

READ: A Relaxing Tropical Asian Home In Zambales

Condo garden


Artist and potter Joey de Castro was already collecting succulents as a hobby, way before it became trendy. He arranges them in potted arrangements throughout the rooftop of his condo home—a fantastic idea that would work in small, condo balconies, too.

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READ: A Rooftop Condo Filled With Succulents And Art

Tropical retreat


Architect Joey Manalad built his own tropical-modern vacation home in the province, which he surrounded by various levels of plants and trees. “Our privacy is hidden because this area is at the bottom, and we’re surrounded by trees,” he says.

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READ: A 200sqm Weekend Home In Batangas

Rooftop Zen


The deck area of this 1000sqm home has a wonderful surprise: its own Zen garden with a view, which developer Irene Enriquez refers to as a “creative/gratitude space.”

READ: Build Your Own Zen Garden

Midcentury lanai

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This modern home gets a funky, midcentury touch outdoors by way of the colorful Acapulco chairs and minimalist plantings.

READ: A Stunning 450sqm Modern Minimalist Home

Resort-style pool area


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In this Batangas home decorated by Gwyn Guanzon, sculptural Lolah Lounge Chair by Kenneth Cobonpue figures as an accent piece in the sprawling pool area that rivals any luxury resort.

READ: A 1200sqm Modern Weekend Home In Batangas

Modern oasis


The owners can escape to their own urban hideaway designed by Kristine Neri-Magturo. The lanai opens to the lawn, rows of bamboo, and its own hammock.

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READ: A Lovely, Resort-Like Home In The City

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