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Dig Into This Spring’s New Crop of Garden Books

Boxwood Terrace's verdant landscape provided the inspiration for Moss's elegant table setting and serves as a lush backdrop for stylish entertaining. Biographies of her gardening muses, from Beatrix Potter to Bunny Mellon, as well as an inventory of her favorite gardens across the globe, round out the book.

26 Stylish Outdoor Living Spaces to Inspire Your Terrace and Garden Designs

Birch trees provide shade for the outdoor dining area of designer Friederike Kemp Biggs’s Manhattan penthouse. Planters filled with ivy, boxwood, lobelia, and hydrangea also surround the bluestone-paved terrace, planned by landscape designer Halsted Welles. (January 2011)

Victoria Hagan's Connecticut Home

The pool terrace is outfitted with a cocktail table by Janus et Cie; the chair cushions are covered in a Ralph Lauren Home canvas, and the ceramic taborets are from Bungalow.

A Guide to Creating Innovative Outdoor Spaces

Turett Collaborative Architects designed this terrace for a New York City townhouse, where planter boxes provide most of the greenery.

Dig Into This Spring’s New Crop of Garden Books

Charlotte Moss: Garden Inspirations (Rizzoli, $50) takes as its case study the designer’s East Hampton, New York, home, Boxwood Terrace, a spec house that she converted into what she calls her “personal Arcadia.” The home’s decor—baskets, vases, china, linens—reflects the flora and foliage outside.