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25 Spectacular Desert Garden Design Ideas
If you live in the desert, how do you design a garden that feels welcoming instead of prickly and dry? Well, take the advantage from everything you can: dramatic plants, large rocks, bold colors and other stuff you may see in the desert and add a fountain as an oasis. The ideas that we’ve gathered will inspire you and will make your desert garden wow!
Entry walls or a front garden fence are a natural backdrop for large and dramatic plants that will make the base of your garden. What can be more dramatic than large cacti? Try various shapes and sizes to create an unforgettable space, and you’ll easily get it!
there's nothing as cool and as spectacular as large and bold cacti like here, add agaves for a more spectacular look
cacti are super natural for a desert garden and such tall post cacti will easily substitute any trees
large cacti can be combined with smaller ones, just choose different types and different looks
cacti can be smaller, too, if you want, if you have trees and shrubs around
if you take good care of the cacti, they will bloom and you'll get even cooler garden decor
combine cacti with smaller ones and succulents to create a catchier and bolder look
large post cacti and some smaller ones plus pale succulents for a bold contemporary look
gorgeous post cacti and smaller round cacti plus rocks for an ultimate desert garden look
Rocks are an indispensable part of a desert and including some large and spectacular rocks into your desert garden is a very cool idea. You may go for rock steps, for large rock benches and just rocks incorporated into the landscape here and there.
rough rock steps with succulents and other plants growing in between for a cool look
wild-looking desert garden with various kinds of cacti and succulents plus large rocks
large and bold rocks with pale and neutral succulents make up a cool and catchy desert garden
Create a layered look with succulents and cacti, mix up various agaves and other plants filling up each inch of your garden at each level, otherwise the garden will look a bit empty. Rock various shades or go for the same ones but play with shapes and sizes – it’s up to you and the landscape you want to create.
a gorgeous desert garden with layered plantings - cacti, succulents, agaves and even driftwood and pebbles for decor
a large post cactusis combined with large round succulents and agaves around
smaller and larger succulents of various shades and looks combined to create a cohesive look
cacti layered with large agaves and succulents plus some small trees for a wild desert-inspired look
bold and chic succulents combined with agaves in various shades of green and yellow
a bright layered desert garden in various shades of green and purple plus touches of red
A fountain is always an oasis that brings relaxation and relieves tension but especially in a desert garden, which reminds of dry lands all the time. Go for a natural-looking fountain of rocks or bowls and you’ll make your desert garden very calming and welcoming.
a gorgeous rock fountain looks very natural and cool in a desert garden
a bowl fountain of stone looks pretty natural and doesn't stand too much in your desert garden
a basalt fountain is a cool idea for a desert garden, it looks very natural and refreshing
rock gardens are ideal for any garden, they are very natural and that water sound is relaxing
Statement plants – succulents, agaves, cacti – are amazing to make your garden catchy. You may play with shapes, sizes, colors and patterns on the plants, go for a super tall post cactus or a super bright agave, or try a catchy succulent – it’s up to you and your space. Get inspired and create your own desert masterpiece!
a gorgeous statement agave in grene and yellow will be a nice statement piece for your garden
post cacti like these ones are very tall and catchy, they will make a bold statement in your garden
bold purple cacti with blooms is a chic idea to add color to your desert garden
bright yellow and green succulents, cacti and agaves are amazing to add a colorful touch