Featured Gardens

Tour beautiful gardens created by homeowners throughout the Midwest and get ideas for transforming your own yard.

This Formal Garden Will Make You Want to Redo Your Backyard

The head of a Chicago-area landscape firm drapes his garden in history and traditional style. Think you could say yes to the dressy? Take a tour and pocket ideas for a yard of any size.
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How Your Garden Can Help You Achieve Ultimate Mindfulness

Heady herbs, dewy leaves and whirring bees wind through a meditation labyrinth in Ohio. Wander. Touch. Listen. And learn how to cultivate mindfulness in your garden.
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A Little Slice of (Backyard) Heaven

Flour meets flowers when a pizza-baking husband and a bloom-loving wife design their dream patio garden.
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Garden Tour: Shape Shifter

In his Iowa backyard, designer Scott Johnson uses basic geometric forms as the affordable building blocks to a stylish landscape.
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Garden Tour: Fifty Shades of Green

An Ohio designer trusts a tone-on-tone palette to power his low-maintenance, high-style planting formula.
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More Featured Gardens

Garden Tour: Tame a Steep Backyard

An Illinois master gardener shares her tips for taming a difficult landscape.
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32 Memorable Midwest Garden Centers

Country settings, display gardens or unusual plants make these garden centers worth a drive.
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Garden Tour: Open and Enclosed

In a tightly packed Missouri neighborhood, this backyard’s varied garden rooms work together to draw the focus inward.