7 garden hideaways worth escaping to

As we celebrate National Gardening Week and the weather warms, we're dreaming of the perfect outdoor escape. From a rooftop daybed to a Japanese-style water walkway, these idyllic spots combine function and design appeal to create a garden hideaway you'll never want to leave.

The Green Canopy

The five star Naman spa in Vietnam is a spot of tranquility and the lush plant life plays a large part in the spaces architecture. Hanging greenery creates a delicate curtain throughout the courtyard to shield walkways from the midday sun, while reeds screen off the tranquil shallow waters.

The Pipe Dream

Designed by Alsion Douglas, Pipe Dream is the winning garden design from the Melbourne International Garden & Flower Show. Using concrete pipes shaded in a soft lapis blue, Douglas' design incorporates a spherical day bed, water feature and fire pit. The rounded forms work in harmony with the garden's serene surroundings and frame the spaces' natural beauty.

The Modern Treehouse

Ideal for gardens that are short on space, treehouses are not just an extra play area for kids. This contemporary design maximises on floor space by elevating the humble shed, giving you enough underfloor room for a shady seating area too. The natural cladding and abstract canopy contrast against the green backdrop and work to lift the eye and design focus away from unattractive lawns.

The Rooftop Day Bed

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean sea, architect Benjamín Calleja's Spanish paradise offers stunning panoramic views. Located in Formentara, the property's uneven terrain dictates the garden design, with the rocky facade creating different levels that Calleja has transformed into terraces. The building's stunning open-air day bed is simple in design and lets the surroundings do the talking.

The Dreamy Tepee

Make your morning meditation positively dreamy with a soft tepee. The lightweight linen-look fabric is ideal for shading yourself away from the sun, while a cascade of fairy lights illuminates it for the evening. Go soft and ethereal inside with colourful silk throws and lanterns and create the ideal space for light yoga or summer siestas.

The Sun-Soaked Pergola

The off-white wash of this pergola instantly brightens up this small garden and creates an all-year hideaway you'll always find an excuse to escape to. Pergola's are perfect for sectioning off areas of the garden for dining or entertaining, and can be covered in trailing plants to create a green canopy above your barbecue set up. Illuminate with tealights and a fire-pit and simply relax.

The Mediterranean Nook

Create your very own alfresco living room and rework an old sofa by re-positioning it outdoors. Pull together soft fabrics and tactile textures like jute rugs and linen upholstery that will withstand the weather. Paired with Moroccan-style lanterns, this look is the ultimate garden snug - a welcome setting for summer reading and afternoon mimosas.

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[Image Credits: Arch Daily; Contemporist; Design Mag; El Mueble; Nassima Home; TurkRazzi; Scyon]

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