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According to their site, Instagram has around 2 million posts related to landscape design. This not only provides a wide variety of photographs from a variety of different perspectives; it also makes it challenging to narrow down the field to the top ten landscaping design photos. Nevertheless, you will find below a completely biased list providing links to the specific photos mentioned, as well as to the contributor’s account or website, whenever possible.
Top Tend Landscaping Photos
A lot goes into taking a photograph for public viewing. Professional landscapes want to ensure they offer only the best examples of their work. Whether it is for a before or after picture or a snapshot of a specific design element, landscaping companies want you to see them at their professional best. However, some individuals do post photos of the work of other companies, sometimes denoting a particular aspect, often capturing a mood or illustrating the magnificence of a design, sometimes glorifying the work of others. This list includes examples of both as well as some photos by those who simply appreciate the beauty of the cultivated and groomed landscape.
Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury: This formal garden arrangement was posted by Greybill & Downs. Although not in the landscaping business, they do recognize the highly decorative and appropriate use of topiary trees to provide the right tone for the garden and the stately home.
Courtyard Style Garden: The poster of this photo opted to show what can be done with a small space. The use of stone, a water feature, and plantings by Blue Petal Garden Design opens up the space without destroying the sense of privacy, peace, and containment. The company designs and installs a variety of gardens.
Mini-Garden Landscape: This mini-garden is a perfection of miniature landscape design. Complete with waterfall and plantings, it illustrates the potential for using diverse elements in any space – no matter how big or small. It was posted by Adzriel Farm and Landscape.
Outdoor/Indoor Blending: An intriguing match of indoor elements blending into the outdoors. It conjures both harmony and the jarring sense of an invasion – the world of green growing over modern civilization. The company creating this, roughly translated as The Garden Factory masterful work operates out of Poland. Their website and Instagram account both operate other interesting examples of their garden/landscaping designs.
Outdoor Space: Offered for viewing by Chestnut Grove Design Group, this photo indicates a positive use of stone, grass, basic bed plantings, and simple furniture to create a comfortable outdoor space. The company provides design services for both interiors and exterior.
Outsidein: A photo from Australia. A simple but effective minimalist design for enjoying an outdoor space. B uses the color white effectively to offset the subdued greenery. Outside In by Denise provides what they refer to as exterior design + styling.
Paley Park: This photo/video is of a “pocket park” located in the midst of urban turmoil. The waterfall, trees, and small plantings create an oasis for those wanting to escape the bustle and stress of city life, if only for a moment. Designed by Zion & Breene Associates, this was posted by Midori Shintani, the well-respected head gardener of Tokachi Millennium Forest, Japan.
Scott-arboretum: This photo of the Nason Garden celebrates the arrival of early fall. It shows a simple curving walkway surrounded by bushy shrubs. A simple but effective design. Other photos are available at https://www.instagram.com/scott_arboretum/ and on the homepage of the Scott Arboretum at https://www.scottarboretum.org/.
Top Ten Landscaping Design Photos on Instagram
Photos can express an idea better than words. They can capture the imagination and spawn new concepts. They can be the source of a multitude of landscape design projects. They can also simply call out to us to recognize the beauty of the well-crafted landscape. Every day, Instagram provides new photos of remarkable landscapes. The result is an ongoing battle for reviewers tasked with providing a list of the current and future top ten landscaping design photos.