an outdoor room with vintage wrought-iron chairs, rusted metal side tables, and brown cushions make this space invitingly casual and play off the deep brown fence behind.  A purple hop bush provides hits of red and orange. Raised a few inches above the dining area, the den’s floor is covered with pea gravel. A potted bougainvillea beside the garden shed adds color.

1 House, 5 Great Outdoor Rooms

Fire pit area idea: Raised-bed covered with pea gravel or maybe filled with crushed granite. The chairs and pots and stuff don't appeal to me, but the raised-beddyness does.

inexpensive but really effective- sleeper construction raised garden beds

For front retaining wall.inexpensive but really effective- sleeper construction raised garden beds

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Landscape Design: Landscaping - Simple Front Yard Ideas ***like the terracing, .note the man made stone juxtaposed to the red brick

Eden project's railway sleeper designs - seating

Railway sleeper projects - A page for Kilgraney's customers to share their ideas, photos and projects using railway sleepers

Garden, stone walling with garden shed and paddocks beyond.  My idea of heaven!

What a charming little stone house in what appears to be the English countryside.It has a little garden close around it