AS SEEN ON INSTAGRAM: Luscious lawns and green spaces


It’s the height of summer and temperatures are rising, so it’s time to celebrate our grassy gardens and green spaces. They may be a little work to maintain, but there’s no better place to enjoy the English summer than stretched out on a lawn or reclining in the shade.

Many of our Countryside homes have beautiful outside spaces to offer, and Instagram is bursting with ideas for making them your own – from jungle-style planting to simple stepping stones, we’ve picked some of our favourites.

Insta lawn 1 countrysidedunham29

A garden oasis

The lush lawn at @countrysidedunham29 is a thing of great beauty but, perhaps more striking, is the choice of exotic plants and grasses. A range of structural cordylines mix with other tropical-inspired shrubs, thoughtfully varied for height and colour, in beds finished with tasteful pebbles, creating a true outdoor oasis.

Insta lawn 2

Holiday haven

The white planter edging the lawn of reminds us of Mediterranean holidays. Colourful plants are offset by earthy candles and a stylish storm lantern, creating an eclectic and evocative outdoor space.

Insta lawn 3 @our.newstamford.home

Statement patio

In the background of this photo from @our.newstamford.home you can see a glorious green lawn, broken up with simple and stylish stepping stones. An expanse of green is always delightful, but these artfully placed tiles cleverly extend the patio, giving the garden a modern edge.