Presenting that the Five Enchanting Gardens Crowned VERANDA’s Best in Outdoor Living to get 2021

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Photo credit: NEIL LANDINO

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From Veranda

The jury is in. The great outside is your brand new American living area, along with the five winners of the next yearly landscape design contest invite one to come in, look around, and delight in the sublime comfort of our natural environs. From a calm West Hollywood hideaway into some romantic meadow at Connecticut, those gardens gathered glistening accolades from our judges, interior designer Bunny Williams and also Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) president Peter Lyden, and direct the way within our march back to character.

Photo credit: LISA ROMEREIN

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Best House & Garden Repartee

Design by Scott Shrader with Interiors by Erin Martin Design

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Photo credit: John Sutton

Photo credit: John Sutton

Cocktail Hour’s Most Coveted

Design by Erica Timbrell Design

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Photo credit: Peter Murdock

Photo credit: Peter Murdock

“The best gardens have personality, places to eat, places to sit. They make you want to live in them,” says interior designer and writer Bunny Williams. “These designs are thoughtful and convey both imagination and restraint.”

Photo credit: Neil Landino

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The Ultimate Romantic Retreat

Design by Kathryn Herman Design

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Photo credit: MANOLO LANGIS

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Best Urban Garden, Unbound

Design by Hoffman and Ospina Landscape Architecture

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Photo credit: Brandon Mitchell

Photo credit: Brandon Mitchell

“We have to work with the natural environment, which is what really unifies these gardens. They each create natural extensions of houses, hillsides, vegetation, and waterfronts,” states Peter Lyden, president of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA). “Their designers worked with materials so organically, and the results are just beautiful.”

Photo credit: COURTESY OF PETER HALL PHOTOGRAPHY/AMERICAN MUSEUM

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Most Inspired Historic Tribute

Design by Oehme, Van Sweden with Head Gardener Andy Cannell

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Our Methodology

VERANDA editors picked the very best 36 admissions for blind judging by Williams and Lyden. Our call for entries for 2022’s Outdoor Living Awards will start in July. Deadlines and principles will be published veranda.com. Follow us on Instagram for updates and announcements.

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