29 Serene Garden Patio Ideas and Designs (Picture Gallery)


Get garden patio ideas here with our gallery of 29 patios surrounded by lush gardens of tall grasses, plants and trees.

Large garden gazebo with white patio furniture surrounded by tropical plants and trees


Most patios extend directly off the home.  However, one way to add functional and beautiful features to a home is to add small patios in or surrounded by gardens in the yard.  These can be in addition to a main patio or be the sole patio.

While most people looking for garden patio ideas are looking for ways to create a patio in a garden, some people want ideas for adding garden features on an existing patio such as potted plants, bushes, planters and more.

Other ways to incorporate gardens into a patio setting is by creating gardens around the edges of a patio.

What’s great about most of our featured patios is they aren’t all that elaborate and relatively easy to create (without breaking your budget).

Our garden patio gallery features all 3 types (in a garden, with garden elements on the patio and gardens wrapped around patios).

The sky really is the limit when it comes to your options for creating sitting areas in your yard.

Whether you’re looking for patio ideas featuring patios with fire pits, small patio ideas, or patio decorating ideas…this special gallery is sure to inspire your next project!

Find more backyard ideas in our definitive guide to backyards!

Gravel patio situated in the middle of a sprawling yard with large outdoor dining table and chairs
Gravel patio situated in the middle of a sprawling yard with large outdoor dining table and chairs
Stunning true-garden patio situated directly in the middle of a large flower bed
Stunning true-garden patio situated directly in the middle of a large flower bed
Brick patio in the the middle of the yard with umbrella surrounded by lush gardens
Brick patio in the the middle of the yard with umbrella surrounded by lush gardens

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Large brick patio surrounded by extensive gardens. Seating consists of large patio lounge seating.
Large brick patio surrounded by extensive gardens. Seating consists of large patio lounge seating.
Flagstone patio with cellular turf design in the middle of the yard on the edge of a garden
Flagstone patio with cellular turf design in the middle of the yard on the edge of a garden
Patio surrounded by trees with large fireplace
Patio surrounded by trees with large fireplace
Flagstone patio with tall grass border and also bordered by sloping garden
Flagstone patio with tall grass border and also bordered by sloping garden
Small square patio surrounded by gardens and rock pathways
Small square patio surrounded by gardens and rock pathways
Fabulous elevated garden patio surrounded by lush trees, grasses and plants
Fabulous elevated garden patio surrounded by lush trees, grasses and plants
Rock patio on edge of drop-off looking into forested ravine
Rock patio on edge of drop-off looking into forested ravine
Grass dining patio surrounded by brick walkways and gardens
Grass dining patio surrounded by brick walkways and gardens
Cross-shaped patio with plant beds surrounding the patio
Cross-shaped patio with plant beds surrounding the patio

 

Gravel patio with lily pond and tall grasses
Gravel patio with lily pond and tall grasses

 

Love these ideas, but not quite what you’re envisioning? Be sure and check out our special gallery of Sun Deck and Patio Designs!

Large gazebo in the garden with plush modern patio furniture
Large gazebo in the garden with plush modern patio furniture
Small square brick patio surrounded by plants and small trees
Small square brick patio surrounded by plants and small trees
Fun patio in the middle of gardens with small patio table and umbrella. Hammock off to the side.
Fun patio in the middle of gardens with small patio table and umbrella. Hammock off to the side.
Elaborate courtyard patio containing a series of gardens containing flowers and trees. Fountain in the middle.
Elaborate courtyard patio containing a series of gardens containing flowers and trees. Fountain in the middle.

 

Stylish brick and rock patio among plants and trees with hammock
Stylish brick and rock patio among plants and trees with hammock
Small stone patio loaded with potted plants and flowers
Small stone patio loaded with potted plants and flowers

Retaining walls are another great way to contain and add beauty to your garden!

Urban dining patio surrounded by gardens
Urban dining patio surrounded by gardens
Incredible grass and garden patio in the middle of large pool
Incredible grass and garden patio in the middle of large pool

For more incredible backyard pool designs, click  here!

Huge patio with garden inlays
Huge patio with garden inlays. While this is clearly not a residence, we included it because it shows a great way to incorporate gardens within or on a patio (if it’s large enough).
Huge vine-covered gazebo in the middle of formal gardens
Huge vine-covered gazebo in the middle of formal gardens

We love the above vine covered gazebo!  Trellises are another great way to display and grow climbing plants.

Brick patio with umbrella containing large pots with plants and flowers and surrounded by trees
Brick patio with umbrella containing large pots with plants and flowers and surrounded by trees
Traditional patio surrounded by plants, flowers and trees
Traditional patio surrounded by plants, flowers and trees
Small flagstone patio surrounded by small plants and trees
Small flagstone patio surrounded by small plants and trees

Flagstone patios and walkways add interest and function to any backyard space.

Tropical garden patio surrounded by lush tropical plants and trees
Tropical garden patio surrounded by lush tropical plants and trees

Landscaping Ideas

Collage of 9 pictures of gardens including garden patios
Collage of 9 pictures of gardens including garden patios

Click here for our gallery of 24 incredible patio furniture sets.

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